Dissecting Shapes: Warmup Problem

Here are a square and two right triangles.  You will cut out and rearrange these three shapes to create new geometric figures.

 

  1. Cut out the square and the two right triangles. Use all three to form a right triangle.
     
  1. Draw a picture that shows how you transformed the square and two right triangles into a right triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the properties of a right triangle?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Use the square and the two right triangles to form a rectangle. Draw a picture that shows how you used the three pieces to form a rectangle:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the properties of a rectangle?