 
Triangle Explorer Worksheet 
  

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Triangle Explorer
Exploration Questions
 What defines a triangle?
 What is the difference between a right, obtuse, and acute triangle?
 After trying a few different triangles, what do you notice about the area of a triangle as compared with a rectangle?
 What does the "Hint" button reveal? What do you notice about the shapes within the blue rectangle (there are two shapes)?
 How do you find the area of a rectangle?
 How would you find the area of a triangle within a rectangle?
 
  

