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

Sometimes math requires dealing with fractions. An instructional video shows how to substitute into a formula and solve for an unknown measure. Pupils watch as the presenter determines the height of a triangle even when the length of the base is an odd number.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask the class to find another way of working with the fractions
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires knowledge of reciprocals
  • Assumes learners have knowledge of solving one-step equations
Pros
  • Labels the sides and height of the triangle to show the visible representation of the question
  • Uses colors to highlight the multiplication of the fraction
Cons
  • None