Triangle Area Patterns

This Triangle Area Patterns activity & project also includes:

Combine algebraic and geometric strategies to find solutions. The task asks learners to find the coordinates of a third vertex of a triangle to create a triangle with a specific area. The project is a set of seven problems that helps individuals discover patterns in the possible solutions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the activities as a means of teaching triangle criteria
  • Choose parts of the algebra project that match your learning goals if time is a constraint
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on an understanding of linear equations
Pros

  • Incorporates several algebraic topics within a single project
  • Includes ideas to differentiate within your classroom
Cons

  • None
Common Core