Tapping into Trapezoids
October 2005, Volume 99, Issue 3, Page 190
The use of trapezoids to explore a number of mathematical concepts, including similarity, representation, and the Pythagorean theorem. Preservice teachers develop hypotheses about isosceles trapezoids which are investigated. Tiling with pattern blocks and the development of the formula for area are also examined.
Teacher in Training / Preservice Teacher
Connections / Applications
Geometry & Measurement