Visually Understanding Area of a Trapezoid in Multiple Ways
While some students are aware that they could find the area of a trapezoid by treating the shape like a composite figure, I wanted to help students better understand where the formula comes from with a visual aid. Here is the next video animation I created in my Visualizing Mathematics series: Visualizing the Area of a Trapezoid Formula.
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