Area of Triangles Puzzles are a terrific way to practice finding the area of a triangle. Even better than that? The puzzle format encourages critical thinking and problem solving. Use the puzzles as a small group activity, and you've added teamwork and cooperation to the mix. Brilliant! These puzzles are great for everyone from large classes to single-student home schools.
Each of the 3 puzzles included in the pack forms a right triangle that is 12" tall and 12" wide when complete...and provides tons of practice with finding the area of triangles. Each puzzle contains 16 pieces.
Each puzzle spells out a silly little message, but the letters of the message face every-which-way...that way students can't figure out the direction of each piece without doing the math, but they do get rewarded with a goofy message when the puzzle is complete.
Area problems include whole number heights and bases. Answers are whole numbers or halves. (Looking for decimal and fraction heights and bases? Those puzzles are coming soon!)
Entire file is 12 pages. Answer key is included.
Puzzles will need to be printed and cut out to prepare for students.
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