This applet is designed to explore the right triangle aspect of Common Core State Standard CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1: "Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems" (Source: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/G).
Directions:
Move slider "h" to change the height of the right triangle.
Move slider "b" to change the base length of the right triangle.
Move point A to change the location of the triangle.
Move point E to change the orientation of the triangle.

What effects do changes in height or base length have on the area of the triangle?
What effects do changes in orientation or location have on the area of the triangle?