Area of a Trapezoid Investigation
Students will use the interactive Geogebra Applet to investigate the area of a trapezoid.
Questions: 1. Write the formula for finding the area of a trapezoid (in terms of its bases and height). 2. Can the area of a trapezoid be found using the formula Area = mh, where m represents the length of the median (midsegment) and h is the height? Explain why or why not? 3. Drag any vertex of trapezoid DEFG to test your answer?