I’m wanting to calculate the area of a shape students create on a virtual geoboard given a set number of “rubber bands”-- segments. I’ve been noodling around with trying to figure out how to implement Pic’s formula or the Shoelace formula.
In terms of the Shoelace formula I am stuck on order the points as clockwise. I have the location as a function of the angle from the origin to the point (polar), but can’t figure out how to sort the list. Haven’t gotten further than that.
Resources I have found so far: