# Area of Right Triangles

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This is a constructivist lesson that will help students connect their previous knowledge about the area of rectangles with the area of right triangles. This lesson assumes that students are comfortable with the idea of area and can efficiently find the area of a rectangle. Lesson Objective: Students will be able to determine the area of a right triangle by enclosing the triangle ina rectangle and taking half of the area of that rectangle. Aligned with Common Core State Standard: 6.G.1

## Resources

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MA_6G_Lesson_02_Powerpoint.ppt

Lesson Plan
February 10, 2020
4.4 MB

G_Lesson_02_Classwork.doc

Activity
February 10, 2020
0.4 MB

G_Lesson_02_Classwork_Modified.doc

Activity
February 10, 2020
0.4 MB

G_Lesson_02_Homework.doc

Handout
February 10, 2020
1.6 MB

G_Lesson_02_Worksheets.pdf

February 12, 2020
0.7 MB

### Standards

Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

### Reviews

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21stcenturylessons
March 08, 2016
Great lesson to explore finding the area of a triangle.
hummelk
May 25, 2013