Using A Grid To Calculate The Area Of An Irregular Figure

Compare Methods of Finding Area

Formative Assessment

Summary of the Math: Compare Methods of Finding Area

  • Write a summary that describes and compares the method for finding area using a grid versus the method for finding area by decomposing a figure into smaller figures.
  • Discuss when you would use each method and the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Hint:

Check your summary.

  • Do you explain how to use the grid method to find area?
  • Do you explain how to use the decomposition method to find area?
  • Do you discuss when to use each method?
  • Do you discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method?