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That Area Is So Regular

Published on 08/25/2010

Activity Overview

Students investigate the formula for the area of regular polygons given the length of one side.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will investigate the formula for finding the area of a regular polygon given the length of the sides. First, students will discover the formula for regular polygons of n = 3, 4, and 5 sides.

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    Next, students will apply what they have learned to solve problems using the formula derived in Problem 1.

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    Finally, in Problem 3, students will apply what they have learned to real-world applications.