Composition of Geometric Figures

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Key Characteristics

The following are true of composition of geometric figures:

  • These terms refer to taking geometric figures apart or putting them together to form new figures.

  • Sometimes, these acts lead to the creation of a new shape or shapes with different attributes.

  • When composing with geometric figures, overlap does not occur.


The composite figure below is composed of two rectangles.

composite figure below is composed of two rectangles

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Composition of Geometric Figures Activity


The following figures are overlapping, and as such are not a composition of figures.

overlapping figures

The pentagon below has been decomposed to create a square and a triangle.


TEKS: 1(6)(F), 2(8)(D), 6(8)(B)