WSP Area of Triangles
3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th
How Do You Find the Area of a Triangle?
find the area of a triangle, find a way to make it look like a shape
for which you already know how to find the area. Try to make a
parallelogram using a copy of the triangle.
The goal is to create a parallelogram by using a copy of any triangle.
Use the Create Copy button to create a yellow copy of the purple triangle. Try to arrange the two triangles to form a parallelogram. If you need help, the Construct Parallelogram button will show one way of making a parallelogram. There are also two other ways—can you find them?