I should be able to gauge this, but I have no idea if this is going to be too easy, or too hard, or just right for my geometry class as a warm up tomorrow.
It’s not that it’s a bad problem – it’s that I can’t get the level of challenge right. I’m not sure why, either.
Oh, the joys of the first year of teaching a particular curriculum. At least now, I think, after the 5th different variety of reteaching, they’ve finally got a handle on triangle congruency rules.
Addendum (on edit):
My geometry class, which has been working with areas of compound shapes, struggled with this. I also showed it to my 2nd & 4th period Algebra classes, who immediately decided that the areas were the same. Sometimes it seems that all I’m doing is making them think too much.