Visualizing Area Formulas

Contributor(s): The Great Courses (Firm) [dst] | Kanopy (Firm) [dst]
Publisher: The Great Courses, 2016Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): MathematicsGenre/Form: Education films. Online resources: A Kanopy streaming video | Cover Image James S. TantonSummary: Never memorize an area formula again after you see these simple visual proofs for computing areas of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, polygons in general, and circles. Then prove that for two polygons of the same area, you can dissect one into pieces that can be rearranged to form the other.
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James S. Tanton

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.

Never memorize an area formula again after you see these simple visual proofs for computing areas of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, polygons in general, and circles. Then prove that for two polygons of the same area, you can dissect one into pieces that can be rearranged to form the other.

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