The Kite is in the form of a rhombus.
It can be much longer but I use this one:
How many triangles can you find in it?
I will explain here how to do it so if you want to try it yourself
you can jump to Riddle E – The Kite. It’s a pdf file. You can
download it, print it and work on it…
If you stayed here let’s sort & count the triangles:
There are only 4 triangles in the basic shapes.
The other shapes are not triangles, of course.
Let’s look at the triangles made of 2 basic shapes:
I’ve drawn here all the 4 triangles of this sort:
And now the triangles made of 3 basic shapes:
I’ve drawn here the 2 triangles of this sort:
What about triangles made of 4 basic shapes?
Here are the 3 triangles of this sort:
And there are 2 triangles made of 5 basic shapes.
I’ve drawn both of them here:
This is this triangle:
There is one triangle made of 8 basic shapes.
This is that triangle:
And now we can sum all the numbers:
We get: 4+4+2+3+2+1+1=17 triangles in this kite.
And now what? Try another triangles-counting riddle in the fun-pages...