Friday, April 12, 2013

High School Geometry Area Worksheets from Teachers Pay Teachers

In my geometry class, we are working on area.  Here are some geometry worksheets and activities that I think would be great for you and your class to use.

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!


  1. I use manipulatives such as colored tiles or coffee filters to teach area before we ever get to the formula. I like these ideas as well.

  2. NICE BLOG!!! Education is the process of bringing desirable change into the behavior of human beings. It can also be defined as the “Process of imparting or acquiring knowledge or habits through instruction or study”. Thanks for sharing a nice information.
    Top MBA Colleges in Kolkata
    MBA Colleges in Kolkata