MA.6.GR.2.1

Derive a formula for the area of a right triangle using a rectangle. Apply a formula to find the area of a triangle.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction focuses on the relationship between the area of a rectangle and the area of a right triangle.

Clarification 2: Within this benchmark, the expectation is to know from memory a formula for the area of a triangle.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.GR.2.AP.1: Given the formula, find the area of a triangle.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessment

Area of Triangles:

Students are asked to find the area of two different triangles.

Type: Formative Assessment

Image/Photograph

Clipart: Geometric Shapes:

In this lesson, you will find clip art and various illustrations of polygons, circles, ellipses, star polygons, and inscribed shapes.

Type: Image/Photograph

Lesson Plan

Using Nets to Find the Surface Area of Pyramids:

In this lesson, students will explore and apply the use of nets to find the surface area of pyramids.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Area of Triangles:

Follow George as he explores the formula for the area of a triangle and uses it to find the area of various triangles in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

Area of Triangle on a Grid:

We will be able to find the area of a triangle in a coordinate grid. The formula for the area of a triangle is given in this tutorial.  

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Area of Triangles:

Students are asked to find the area of two different triangles.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Area of Triangles:

Follow George as he explores the formula for the area of a triangle and uses it to find the area of various triangles in this interactive student tutorial. 

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Area of Triangles:

Follow George as he explores the formula for the area of a triangle and uses it to find the area of various triangles in this interactive student tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

Area of Triangle on a Grid:

We will be able to find the area of a triangle in a coordinate grid. The formula for the area of a triangle is given in this tutorial.  

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Image/Photograph

Clipart: Geometric Shapes:

In this lesson, you will find clip art and various illustrations of polygons, circles, ellipses, star polygons, and inscribed shapes.

Type: Image/Photograph