Writing Task 6.G.3 Item 2

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Donnie and Steward each created triangles on a coordinate plane and want to know if they have the same area. Young mathematicians use their ability to plot ordered pairs and find the area of triangles to help answer this question, providing a brief written response explaining their reasoning.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this writing exercise as a warm-up activity during a lesson series on plotting polygons in the coordinate plane
  • Allow students to discuss their answers with a partner, small group, or the whole class
  • Assess student learning by using this problem as an exit card following a lesson on graphing and analyzing triangles in the coordinate plane
  • Differentiate the worksheet by changing the ordered pairs to meet the abilities of your learners

  • A coordinate plane is included for students to use when plotting and comparing the triangles
  • Resource is available as an editable Word document
  • Two copies of the exercise are formatted to fit on a single page

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