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Area of a Triangle – Task Cards for 6th Grade

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  6

Sixth graders use multiplication and division skills to determine the area of a triangle with this set of 24 task cards.

6th Grade Math Problems

How well do your students do with solving problems that involve finding the area of a triangle? If they are in need of additional practice with this skill, this resource will provide you with an activity that you can print and use in your classroom today. With this downloadable resource, students will practice different question types, such as:

  • Standard practice with a variety of triangle figures
  • Word problems
  • True or false
  • Error analysis

Through this activity, students will show they can use the appropriate formula to determine the area of different triangles.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of task cards to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Encourage students who need additional support to work with a partner or in a one-on-one setting. Additionally, students can use a multiplication chart to help with basic facts.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

If students need an additional challenge, encourage them to justify their reasoning for the true and false questions.

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answers in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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