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Area of a Trapezium. Worksheet

Overall rating 4 out of 54.8 (38 ratings)

Last updated 15 October 2014, created 28 December 2011, viewed 30,125

A nice worksheet that works really well without becoming too repetitive. The questions progress nicely from basic trapeziums to compound shapes and then reverse problems. mlp1freya has provided her part-solutions sheet as described below which I have also uploaded. I have also scrawled some answers on a worksheet for those who need them

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  • pdf documentPupil assessment
    Area of a Trapezium answers.pdf (322kb, pdf document)
  • Word documentPupil assessment
    Year 9 trapeziums worksheet matching answers.doc (33kb, Word document)
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  • pdf documentWorksheet
    Area of a Trapezium.pdf (97kb, pdf document)
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Good worksheet, but beware of Q14. If considered as a big triangle subtract a trapezium, the answer is 40cm^2. If considered as 3 triangles added together the answer is 42cm^2. In reality the big triangle isn’t a triangle at all - the top triangle isn't similar to the big 'triangle', so the question can only be done as the sum of 3 triangles - which is not really the point of the question.

from mathmo14159, 15 October 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

This is great. I particularly love the idea of providing model answers for the students to match to the questions. Thank you!

from julesey1978, 22 September 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent worksheet, perfect for HW for my Year 7 group!

from ryangoldspink, 11 May 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent... thank you so much

from macka4tune, 28 April 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

absolutely brilliant, caters for all abilities

from hordoslia, 21 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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