 5
Constructing Shapes With the Same Area
Your Turn Questions

1. 
A square has an area of 100 cm^{2}. Which is the side length of the square?


2. 
The area of an isosceles triangle is 18 cm^{2}. Which could not be the base and the height?


3. 
Describe the steps you would take to build a triangle with an area of 15 cm^{2}. E.g., I would double 15 to get 30. Then I would look for two numbers that multiply to 30 and make one of those numbers the base and one the height.


4. 
Once you have created a parallelogram with a certain area, why should it be fairly easy to create a triangle with that same area? E.g., You could use the same base but a height that is double the parallelogramâ€™s height. 
G6 T11 After Lesson 5 â€” Duelling Areas