Triangle Teacher Resources

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Study Jams! Area of a Triangle

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Even though there is a wide variety of different triangles in the world, knowing a single equation allows us to find the area of each and every one of them. Follow along with this step-by-step presentation as Zoe clearly models how to...
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Lines of Symmetry for Triangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What can symmetry tell us about triangles? After looking at four examples, learners will come to realize that lines of symmetry are different for equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles. Use this guided practice activity as an...
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Triangle Area

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
While the lesson focuses on right triangles, this activity offers a great way to practice the area of all triangles through an interactive webpage. The activity begins with the class taking a square paper and cutting in in half; can they...
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Frog Garden Party! Toads and Triangles in the Math Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
It's frog party time! With frog banners, frog juice, and a triangle hunt, your garden party is sure to be both entertaining and educational. The instructional activity connects geometry, earth science, and delicious snacks to teach kids...
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Two Triangles' Area

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Need an activity for teaching the Pythagorean Theorem? Geometry juniors apply the Pythagorean theorem to two triangles to determine a final calculation. 
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What You Know About the Bermuda Triangle?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get lost in the classifications. Using the backdrop of the Bermuda Triangle, pupils classify it by angle and side measures. They also learn information about the triangle and its history.
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Find the Area of a Right Triangle

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Help your class develop a greater understanding of the area of a right triangle. The video starts by reviewing the area of a rectangle and noting that the rectangle is made up of two congruent triangles. Learners are then shown that in...
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Triangle Classification

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Oh triangle, where are the points that will make your type? Given a line segment, pairs determine the location of a third point to create the six different types of triangles. The teacher provides a jumping off point by leading a...
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Constructing SSS Triangles

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Creating a triangles is as easy as 5, 6, 7. Using a ruler and compass to measure off lengths, a short video shows how to construct a triangle with three specific side lengths. The example creates a triangle with side lengths of 5 cm, 6...
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Triangle Angle Sum

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't believe everything that you hear — make them prove it! The video shows two methods to prove the Triangle Angle Sum Theorem. The following two videos apply the theorem to finding missing angle measures.
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Constructing ASA Triangles

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
The narrator of a short video explains the steps in constructing a triangle given the measure of two angles and the length of the side between the angles. The resource provides opportunities for pupils to practice the skill with two...
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Colorful Triangles

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Learners examine a figure made up of different types of triangles and then determine whether each triangle is right, acute, or obtuse. Next, they color each type of triangle a different color. Finally, pupils answer three fill in the...
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The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
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Verifying Triangles are Congruent

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Here the focus is on triangle congruence. Through an activity that requires investigation, questioning, and working together, geometers learn to identify corresponding parts of triangles to determine if the triangles are congruent....
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Triangle's Interior Angles

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Given a pair of parallel lines and a triangle in between, geometers prove that the sum of the interior angles is 180 degrees. This quick quest can be used as a pop quiz or exit ticket for your geometry class.
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Classifying Triangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
If you're looking for a presentation to assist you in your teaching of triangles, this one could be for you. In it, learners are shown how triangles are classified by the size of their angles and by their sides. These are tricky concepts...
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Triangles

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
After reviewing characteristics of seven types of triangles, young geometers discover how to find the missing angle of a triangle. Then, they practice identifying triangles, find missing angles, and find missing side lengths of similar...
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How Do You Determine if a Triangle Is a Right Triangle if You Know its Sides?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Use the Pythagorean Theorem formula to check if this given triangle, with the given lengths of each side, is a right triangle. It's as simple as plugging the given values into the formula and doing the math to see if the solution checks...
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Triangle Pack

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
With so many different types of triangles, it can be a challenge for young mathematicians to keep them all straight. Luckily this set of printable triangles is here to engage children in comparing and sorting triangles by their...
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An Area Formula for Triangles

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Use a triangle area formula that works when the height is unknown. The eighth installment in a 16-part series on trigonometry revisits the trigonometric triangle area formula that previously was shown to work with the acute triangles....
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Mathematics Within: Slope and Triangles

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Learners discover a method for determining the slope of a line by creating and comparing similar triangles. They fold coordinate grids to make three similar triangles then measure the sides to compare the relationships between the...
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Right Triangles Inscribed in Circles II

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
So many times the characteristics of triangles are presented as a vocabulary-type of lesson, but in this activity they are key to unraveling a proof. A unique attack on proving that an inscribed angle that subtends a diameter must be a...
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The Angle-Angle (AA) Criterion for Two Triangles to Be Similar

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What do you need to prove triangles are similar? Learners answer this question through a construction exploration. Once they establish the criteria, they use the congruence and proportionality properties of similar objects to find...
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Triangles

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
What has three sides and is adorable? A-cute triangle. The resource introduces triangles and how to classify them by sides and angles or both. The video concludes with using the sum of the angles of a triangle to show how to solve for a...