Area of triangles: triangles without vertical or horizontal sides

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Find the area of triangles that do not have vertical or horizontal sides. Explore how the formula works. First, estimate the area of a chosen triangle on a grid. Next, work out the correct formula by assembling a series of triangles and rectangles. Then, compare the actual area of the triangle with your original estimate. Practice applying the formula directly to a range of triangles. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.
1. Students estimate the area of triangles.
2. Students identify the base and height pairs of triangles.
3. Students identify the relationship between area of triangles and rectangles.
4. Students establish that all three base-height pairs can be used to calculate the area of triangles.
5. Students identify and apply the correct formula for calculating the area of a triangle.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 6
Educators, Learners, Students

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