Estimating the Area of Irregular Shapes


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What is the area of a triangle that has a base of 10 cm and height of 8 centimeters?

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1. Which combination of shapes can be used to the find the area of this irregular shape?

2. Which phrase best describes how to find the area of the green shaded shape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Refer to this quiz/worksheet assessment to measure your knowledge of the area of irregular shapes. You must know how to find the area of these types of shapes in order to answer all of the questions contained in this short quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment is designed to test your ability to:

  • Solve problems addressing the area of irregular shapes
  • Choose the best description of how to find the area of a given irregular shape
  • Identify a situation for which it is best to use an approximation in finding the area of an irregular shape

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how you would describe finding the area of an irregular shape
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve irregular shape area practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of approximation to find the area of an irregular shape

Additional Learning

Review more details by referring to the lesson titled Estimating the Area of Irregular Shapes. This lesson covers such information as the following:

  • What area is always measured in
  • Shape that has one of the simplest formulas for area
  • Situations in which you would need to take away some area