Real-World Math | Trapezoids

May 24, 2021 | Gilbert

Math Monday📐

Today we are exploring real world examples of trapezoids.

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A trapezoid is a 4-sided flat shape with straight sides that has a pair of opposite sides parallel.

A trapezoid:

▶️ has a pair of parallel sides

▶️is an isosceles trapezoid when it has equal angles from a parallel side

▶️ is called a "trapezium" in the UK.

Trapezoids are everywhere! Even a popcorn box can be made up of trapezoids! _________________________________

What real-world examples can you find in your day-to-day life? Applying mathematical concepts to tangible objects can help students of all ages understand exactly what they mean!

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