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# How to find the area of a triangle: In 2 EASY STEPS (+Freebie)

The area of a triangle is not usually the hottest topic of conversation amongst our children. Equally unlikely to score us conversational points at parties. Yet, the concept of an area may have made the Pyramids of Giza work!

Yes! AND the area of the triangle is found in the often-overlooked blessings of flooring! Look down! You’re standing in an AREA!

So, we find the area of a triangle in flooring, Pyramids, and….(drumroll please), this 1500s percussion invention!

But what does the area of a triangle mean? And why does the formula work? Join us as a Math Specialist; Amy teaches a clutter-free, visual introduction to the Area of a Triangle.

Related: Finding the volume

We teach math to children who have been blessed with the gifts of dyslexia, ADHD, and autism. The precise math language, friendly numbers, pictures, and practice page are samples of the scaffolding we build, helping our kids live into the truth that they are Made for math!
That’s dance-worthy!

But First: Have you watched our “Magic Carpet Intro to Area?” Click HERE.

It matters. If this idea made pyramids last, then I wonder what understanding this concept can do for our children? Let’s explore together in less than six minutes. We’re supporting the little wonders in our worlds.

# MFM Authors

### Matthew Lyda

Multisensory Math Specialist

Matthew is a Blue Belt in Shotokan Karate, a happy husband, wilderness lover, drummer, and a voracious reader! He works with students one:one as well as in group classes.

### Amy Anderson

Multisensory Math Specialist; VP of Grades 7-12

Amy is a certified teacher with a Masters in Education and a Bachelor of Arts.  She enjoys photographing the Pacific Northwest landscapes, walking her dog, rock climbing,  and searching for humpback whales. She works with students one:one as well in group classes.