This activity will help students develop a more complete understanding of the formula used to find the area of triangles by exploring which changes in measurement result in a change in area. The activity will help students solidify their understanding of the relationship of a base and height or altitude of a triangle.
Before the Activity
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During the Activity
Teacher will monitor the students’ construction.
After the Activity
Teacher will lead whole-group discussion to guide students in development of vocabulary used in assessment questions.