1. Shady Area Partner Paper - This is a really nicely designed worksheet that should help students work on problems where part of the figure is shaded and part is unshaded. Students really have a hard time with these!
2. Area of Triangles Scavenger Hunt - This looks like a fun activity. I love that it gives students some more difficult problems to work - I mean how many times can you multiply two numbers together and then divide by 2 : ) It also gets students up and moving around the room - fabulous!
3. Circle Search - Area Edition - Here is a fun game to help students work on finding the area of a circle. Non-metric units are used.
4. Approximating the Area of a Circle Using Rectangles - Love this idea as an extension in an honors class. A great thing to refer back to if you teach the students again in calculus like I do! Not too difficult, but a great tie-in to the rectangular approximation method used in calculus to estimate the area under a curve. Best of all, it's FREE!
5. Area of Irregular Figures - Here is my own product! I find that students have a hard time finding the area of shapes that aren't one of the ones they conveniently have a formula for. I don't really get why - but I guess that's why I'm a math teacher - I can see it - they don't see it right away : )
In this product, students are given a worksheet with four problems per page. There are additional sheets that have one problem on the page which the teacher can project - the students can follow along on their own worksheet.
Here are a couple of screen shots. (Shapes are by The Enlightened Elephant at TPT)
Have a nice weekend!