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Area & Perimeter of Irregular Shapes/Compound Shapes: 2/14/11 to 2/25/11

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is an irregular shape or compound shape?
An irregular/compound shape is a nonstandard shape full of other shapes. Such as an arrow is a combination of a rectangle and a triangle. The letter L is a combination of two rectangles and etc.

Look at irregular shape/compound shape

Step 1: Divide it up into known shapes
Step 2: Find area of individual shapes
Step 3: Find total of combined areas

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My name is Mrs. Hanah Burger. This is my 4th year teaching 5th grade math at Blythe-Bower Elementary, and I love what I do. My goal is to make as many math nerds out there to love numbers and change the world with their knowledge! I just finished my Masters, and I hope to one day go back for my EDs. I have two amazing kiddos, Mikaela (6) and Peyton (3), as well as a great hubby, Jonathan. They mean the world to me. :0D


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