Decomposition of Geometric Figures
The following are true of decomposition of geometric figures:
Note: In Algebra II and subsequent coursework, the verb "decompose" refers to recognition of functions that were combined to make a new one.
The pentagon below has been decomposed to create a square and a triangle.
With this tool, you can explore how to decompose shapes and recompose them to make other shapes.
The composite figure below is composed of two rectangles.
The following figures are overlapping, and as such are not a decomposition of figures.
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Composition of Geometric Figures Activity
TEKS: 2(8)(E), 3(6)(D), 3(6)(E), 5(4)(A), 7(9)(C)