Area of Composite Shapes
STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES
Make sure to note the following:
Composite shapes are composed, or built, of known shapes. For example, two rectangles can be put together to form an "L-shape", a triangle stacked on a rectangle forms a "house shape", and a semi-circle balanced atop an isosceles triangle looks a lot like an "ice cream cone". The area of a composite shape is found by adding and/or subtracting the areas of the composite pieces.
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STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE
Find the area of compound shapes composed entirely of rectangles.
Find the area of compound shapes composed of various known shapes.