Deducing the Area of Triangles

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Objective

Students will inductively determine the formula for the area of a triangle. Then we apply it to other, more complex shapes.

Steps

  1. Using examples, students will attempt to deduce the formula for the area of a triangle.
  2. We reveal the rule.
  3. Students attempt to decompose more complex shapes into triangles.

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Related CCSS Math Standards

Grade 6