Area of Trapezoids
- Edith Spiegl
This worksheet provides a series of hints for the development of a formula for the area of trapezoids. You may want to
- Use the blue slider and see what happens.
- If you need additional hints move the blue slider to the rightmost position and continue with the black slider that appears.
- Drag the blue points and the dashed line to create different trapezoids.
- Click on the button in the upper right corner to reset the construction.
Develop a formula for the area of the trapezoid! Write down the displayed values for a, c, h and the trapezoid area and test your formula!