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Calculate the areas of composite shapes (VCMMG312)

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LO: To find area of composite shapes.

• I can find the area of composite shapes.

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Elaborations

• understanding that partitioning composite shapes into rectangles and triangles is a strategy for solving problems involving area.

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Area of Composite Shapes

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Finding the Area of Composite Shapes (alternative methods)

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Alternatively, I can find the area of the entire shape (16 x 12) then subtract the missing piece (in pink) from the larger piece.

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Teaching Ideas

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