Area of Composite Shapes

              Area of Composite Shapes

              Students learn how to find the area of rectangular composite shapes.

              Learning progresses from counting the squares inside the shape to breaking them down into individual rectangles.

              Differentiated Learning Objectives
              • All students should be able to count the squares inside a compound rectilinear shape.
              • Most students should be able to calculate the area of a compound shape.
              • Some students should be able to find the area of a compound shape with algebraic lengths
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