This Smart Notebook lesson is designed to be taught after students have been taught how to determine area of a right triangle. This 6th grade common core math lesson goes into depth about identifying the base and height of all triangles, teaching that there is more than one way to do so. Identifying the base and height of a triangle is crucial in determining the area correctly, yet it is a common mistake made by students. That is why it is important to teach a full lesson on identify base and height of triangles before teaching how to apply the formula for area.
This lesson includes a warm up, discovery, direct instruction, guided Cornell notes, error analysis, a writing prompt with a vocabulary focus, homework, and a closing question. It also includes covered teacher instruction notes that can remain hidden or be deleted after you review the lesson. Slides can be printed to provide worksheets for students.
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