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Videos to help Grade 6 students justify the area formula for a right triangle by viewing the right triangle as part of a rectangle composed of two right triangles.
New York State Common Core Math Module 5, Grade 6, Lesson 2
Lesson 2 Student Outcomes
Students justify the area formula for a right triangle by viewing the right triangle as part of a rectangle composed of two right triangles.
Lesson 2 Exploratory Challenge
Formula for the Area of Right Triangles: ________
Area of the given triangle: ________
2. Use the shapes labeled with a “y” to determine if the formula you discovered in part one is correct.
Does your area formula for triangle y match the formula you got for triangle x?
If so, do you believe you have the correct formula needed to calculate the area of a right triangle? Why or why not?
If not, which formula do you think is correct? Why?
Area of given triangle: _____
Lesson 2 Exercises 3 - 10
3 - 7. Calculate the area of the right triangle below.
Lessons 2 - 4
Lesson 2 Problem Set
Calculate the area of each right triangle below. Each figure is not drawn to scale.
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