Rectangles and Triangles – How They Compare

I have been working with to get some common math questions answered. One of the questions was, “How are the areas of a rectangle and triangle with the same base and height related?”

Curiously, all rectangles can be cut into triangles. And all triangles can be doubled to make a rectangle. Watch this video – and then get out the construction paper, scissors and glue.

Grab a kid and have some fun watching them discover!

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2 Responses to Rectangles and Triangles – How They Compare

  1. Bon, this is where you are at your best! Videos like this should be part of That’s Math. Adults need to find the magical spark of math in order to be able to pass it on.

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