Instructional Activity# Composing Shapes

Lesson 2. Unit 1. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 2, Unit 1, Grade 6. In grade 3, students recognized that area is additive. They learned to find the area of a rectilinear figure by decomposing it into non-overlapping rectangles and adding their areas. Here students extend that understanding to non-rectangular shapes. They compose tangram pieces-consisting of triangles and a square-into shapes with certain areas. The square serves as a unit square.