Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 6

 Higher Order Thinking Skills: The higher order thinking skills shows examples of questions for this concept at various levels of cognitive demand.
 Standard 3.0 Knowledge of Measurement Topic C. Applications in Measurement Indicator 1. Estimate and apply measurement formulas Objective c. Estimate and determine the area of a composite figure

Level 1: Knowledge/Comprehension

Determine the area of the figure below.

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Level 2: Application/Analysis

Determine the area of the figure below. You may compose or decompose figures to determine the area.

Method 1: Decomposing
Surround the figure (pentagon) with a rectangle and subtract the area of the triangles to find the area of the pentagon.

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Method 2: Composing
Determine which polygons compose the figure. Break the pentagon into two triangles and two rectangles.

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Level 3: Synthesis/Evaluation

Create a figure that has an area of 88 square feet and is composed of a square, a rectangle, and a triangle.

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