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# Mathematics / Year 7 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

Curriculum content descriptions

Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms, and use these in problem-solving (ACMMG159)

Elaborations
• building on the understanding of the area of rectangles to develop formulas for the area of triangles
• establishing that the area of a triangle is half the area of an appropriate rectangle
• using area formulas for rectangles and triangles to solve problems involving areas of surfaces
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
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Area

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