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ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES - AREA

What is an Online Learning Activity?
Online Learning Activities are activities that are completed while on the computer. These activities include games, interactive tools, web quests, research and discovery learning activities. For proper viewing, some of these activities may require plug-ins (Flash, Quicktime, etc). You may require notebooks and pencils to record information as you work through the activities.

Online Learning Activities for Area

  • Examining the Relationship Between Area and Perimeter: This activity uses a "Perimeter Explorer" tool to assist students in understanding that for a given area of a shape, the perimeter of the shape can vary.
  • Determining the Surface Area of Prisms Using Virtual Geoboard: This online activity has students use a virtual geoboard to find the area of each face of a prism. Using their calculations they then find the surface area of the object.
  • Exploring Surface Area and Volume:This activity uses a "Surface Area and Volume Explorer" to guide students through the discovery of relationships between various measurements. Students must print off two companion worksheets for recording measurements as they go through this activity.

  • Area Explorer: This activity allows the user to test his or her skill at calculating the area of a random shape. The user is given a random figure and allowed to enter a value for the area. The applet then informs the user whether or not the answer is correct. The user may continue trying until the answer is correct.
  • Area of Rectangles: understand the concept of area, and how it differs from perimeter. Find the area of squares and rectangles using the proper formulas. Find the missing dimension given the area. Express the answer using the proper units.
  • Area of Trapezoids: To find the area of various trapezoids using the proper formula. To express the answer using the proper units.
  • Area of a Circle: Find the area of a circle using the proper formula. To find the radius or diameter of a circle given its area. To express answers with the proper units. Has self-checking online practice questions.
    • Challenge Exercises: Solve 10 additional problems that challenge students' understanding of circumference and area of circles. Word problems connect math concepts to the real world. To hone students' problem-solving skills. Self-checking online practice questions.
    • Solutions for all the above exercises.
  • Exercises: Solve 10 additional problems that challenge students' understanding of perimeter and area of polygons. Problems are drawn from real-life situations. To hone students' problem-solving skills.
  • Solutions: Review complete solutions to all exercises presented. Includes the problem, solution, final answer and units for each exercise.