Area of Rectangles and Triangles

## Day 2

### Objectives:

Warm Up Activity:

**Black Out**

By blackening only five squares, divide this
figure into five sections of equal size and shape.

solution

### Lesson Outline:

- Students will discuss the area of a rectangle and how
how it relates to our square unit.
- Transition
Activity into the area of
triangles.
- Look at Pick's Formula for determining
the area of a triangle, using geoboards or handouts.
- Exercises
- Both groups will have a short assignment.

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Optional Activity :

These students will spend the class time working on
two challenges and preparing a brief presentation for the rest of the
class showing the comparison of methods, and telling which is better and
why.