What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula


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Which of the following units are written correctly for area?

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1. What is the area of an ellipse with a major axis = 9 mm and a minor axis = 4 mm?

2. Find the area of the trapezoid if the height is 6 ft.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different mathematical methods for calculating the space within various two-dimensional shapes. This quiz and worksheet toolset will help test your understanding of these different formulas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Correct notation of two-dimensional area measurements
  • Calculating the area of an ellipse
  • Figuring the area of a trapezoid
  • Solving a word problem having real-world applications

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as radius, major axis, and minor axis
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve two-dimensional area practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read a diagram of an uncommon shape and find its area correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding different area formulas

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to figure the area of two-dimensional shapes, read through the accompanying lesson called What is Area in Math? - Definition, Formula & Quiz. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of area
  • Listing of seven different formulas
  • Understanding common, real-world uses of these formulas