# MA.6.GR.2.1 Export Print
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.)
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