Area of Polygons

What are polygons anyway, and how can you find their areas? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will show you how to find the area of polygons, like triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms. First, you’ll learn how to find the area of squares and rectangles. Then, you’ll discover a new twist to finding the area of other parallelograms and their altitudes. Tim will also walk you through some great examples of area problems and help you discover all of the formulas that make finding the area of different shapes easy. Who knew you could learn geometry without getting a headache?

Geometry Q and A Lesson Plan: Student-Generated Questions

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the unifying principles of geometry. Students will identify pertinent questions related to geometry, answer student-generated geometry questions using BrainPOP resources, and share research findings. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
  • Leslie Long

    Our students use the squares in the hallway to create spaces for area and perimeter. This activity would go along with the Square Off Game Lesson Plan: Area & Perimeter of Polygons. They usually use colored tape to tape off various polygon shapes and can move from “shape” to “shape” to calculate both area and perimeter.

  • Lauren Fisher

    This is a great collection of geometry resources. The geometry Q & A lesson plan would be an awesome introduction to a geometry unit. The two person dots game would lend itself to initial exploration of area and perimeter concepts while the graphic organizers would allow students to better organize concepts learned in the video.

  • kim

    I love how Brain Pop incorporates technology into the math lessons. It really helps the kids stay engaged during the lesson.