Area of Trapezoids
6th to 8th
This applet investigates how changes in the base and height of a trapezoid affect its area.
How to Use
The goal of this interactive is to discover and explore the area of a trapezoid.
Drag the vertices of the trapezoid to manipulate its shape and dimensions.
Show Hint- will reveal/hide helpful facts to help you discover the area of the trapezoid.
Show Area- will reveal/hide the area of the trapezoid, so that you can check your work. Note that measurements are rounded to the thousandths, while the area is rounded to the nearest hundredths.
Before using any of the buttons, explore the following: