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.