In this assessment, students investigate areas of regular polygons (equilateral triangle, square, regular pentagon, regular hexagon, and so forth) that have the same side length. Through algebraic work, they will discover an area formula for each of these polygons, as well as a formula for the area of a regular polygon with n sides, each with a side length of 1 unit.

Math Concepts:
area
regular polygon
SOHCAHTOA
equilateral triangle
square
pentagon
hexagon

MYP Related Concepts:
models

MYP Key Concepts:
logic

MYP Global Context:
Identities and Relationships