Discovering the Formula for the Area of a Triangle

Most high schoolers are very familiar with the area of the triangle being equal to 1/2 base times the height. Here, they will develop and test their formula for the area of a triangle when given two adjacent sides and the included angle. After they develop their formula, they will use a dynamic geometry software system, such as Geometer's Sketchpad or GeoGebra to test their conjecture. 

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 11th
Subjects
Algebra II
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Modeling
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Technology
Ed Software
Common Core