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Perimeter, Area, and Circumference
Triangle Explorer Worksheet

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Triangle Explorer

Exploration Questions

  1. What defines a triangle?

     

     

     

  2. What is the difference between a right, obtuse, and acute triangle?

     

     

     

  3. After trying a few different triangles, what do you notice about the area of a triangle as compared with a rectangle?

     

     

     

     

  4. What does the "Hint" button reveal? What do you notice about the shapes within the blue rectangle (there are two shapes)?

     

     

     

     

  5. How do you find the area of a rectangle?

     

     

     

  6. How would you find the area of a triangle within a rectangle?

Adapted from Exploration Questions (www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/triangle/)