Find the Height of a Triangle Given Area (Even Base) (Example)

Develop a method to find an unknown measurement. Learners watch a video as the narrator presents an example of finding the height of a triangle knowing the base and area. The example shows how to take a half of the base to arrive at a one-step linear equation to solve.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on how the two formulas presented in the lesson are equivalent
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes individuals know how to solve one-step equations
  • Expects students to understand finding the area of a triangle
Pros
  • Labels the diagram to represent the problem
  • Shows the algebraic work needed to find the answer.
Cons
  • None