Instructional Activity# Applying the Formula for Area of Triangles

Lesson 9. Unit 1. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 9, Unit 1, Grade 6. In this activity, students apply the expression they previously generated to find the areas of various triangles. Each diagram is labeled with two or three measurements. Before calculating, students think about which lengths can be used to find the area of each triangle. As students work, notice students who choose different bases for Triangles B and D. Invite them to contribute to the discussion about finding the areas of right triangles later.