Grade 6 Mathematics Module 5, Topic A, Lesson 4

Girl at Desk

Student Outcomes

  • Students construct the altitude for three different cases:  an altitude that is a side of a right angle, an altitude that lies over the base, and an altitude that is outside the triangle.
  • Students deconstruct triangles to justify that the area of a triangle is exactly one half the area of a parallelogram.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
6.G.1 Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by...

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