# Areas of Squares and Right Triangles

- Author:
- Tamara Willis

## Learning Goal

Students will explore relationships between areas and side lengths of rectangles, squares, right triangles, and composite shapes.

## Visual 1: Click and drag the points to explore areas and side lengths of rectangles, squares, and right triangles.

## Question 1: Use the Visual to...

Find the area of the three rectangles (one is a square). Is there anything different about finding the area of the square?

## Question 1: Check your answer.

## Visual 2: Click and drag the points to explore areas and side lengths of rectangles, squares, and right triangles.

## Question 2: Use the Visual to...

Find the area of the three right triangles.
How is the area of a rectangle related to the area of a right triangle?
**Bonus**: Use the words **leg** or **legs** in your answer.

## Question 2: Check your answer.

## Visual 3: Click and drag the points to explore areas and side lengths of rectangles, squares, and right triangles.

## Question 3: Use the Visual to...

Find the area of both composite shapes.

## Question 3: Check your answer.

## Visual 4: Click and drag the points to explore areas and side lengths of rectangles, squares, and right triangles.

## Question 4: Use the Visual to...

Find the area of both composite shapes.