Polygons

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about other students’ approaches to finding the area of regular polygons.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How is the apothem like the radius of a circle?
  • How was your approach to finding the area of the pentagon different from your approach to finding the areas of the other polygons? How was it the same?
  • What did you do first when solving the cabin problem—that is, how did you make sense of the problem?