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Math Clip Art--Geometry Concepts--Composite Figures--Composite Figure 6

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# Math Clip Art--Composite Figures--Composite Figure 6

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Geometry Concepts

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This image shows a composite figure made up of two overlapping rectangles that form a cross shape. This type of configuration is often seen in architectural designs, religious symbols, and logo designs.

To find the total area of this cross-shaped figure, we would add the areas of the two rectangles (l * w for each) and then subtract the area of the overlapping region to avoid double-counting. The perimeter calculation would involve summing the lengths of all outer edges of the cross shape.

This figure provides an excellent opportunity to discuss concepts like overlapping regions, symmetry, and how to handle calculations involving shared areas. It's also a good example for exploring how basic shapes can be combined to create more complex and visually interesting forms.

Teacher's Script: "Look at this cross-shaped figure. How would you approach calculating its area? What challenges might you face in determining its perimeter? How does the overlapping region affect our calculations? Can you think of any symbols or designs in everyday life that use a similar cross shape?"

For a complete collection of math clip art related to Geometry click on this link: __Math Clip Art: Geometry Concepts Collection.__

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.6 |
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Grade Range | K - 2 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Geometry• Polygons• Applications of Polygons |

Copyright Year | 2014 |

Keywords | Composite Figure, Composite Figure, two, rectangles, clip art |