Education Technology

Geoboard and Area

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students find areas of figures which are displayed on a grid. They also use the Geoboard application to find areas of figures they draw.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements
  • Develop and use formulas to determine the circumference of circles and the area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and circles and develop strategies to find the area of more-complex shapes
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary