Author:
VIJAYALAKSHMI SANKARAN
Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • Area of Triangle
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Interactive

    Education Standards

    Area of a Triangle Using Geogebra

    Area of  a Triangle Using Geogebra

    Overview

    This activity promotes critical thinking and experimenting with triangles.

    Triangle Construction

    This activity was adapted from https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courses/area-of-triangle-using-distance-formula and more explicit instructions are given for students.

    In this activity, students will use Geogebra to construct a triangle and find the area using distance formula.  This activity also provides students an opportunity to experiment with different triangles and find that area formula is independent of the vertex they choose.