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Collaborative groups work with geometry manipulatives to investigate conjectures about angles. They create a graphic organizer to use in summarizing relationships among angles in intersecting, perpendicular and parallel lines cut by a transversal. This sharp lesson plan gets the class to investigate a real-world situation requiring finding an angle that cannot be measured directly.
Geometers identify and determine angle pair relationships when two parallel lines are intersected by a transversal. They review the concepts of angles by watching streaming video clips online, read definitions of lines and angles from index cards, and match vocabulary with their definitions. They use the SMART board to demonstrate the content.
Geometers explore parallel lines. In this instructional activity, they examine the measures of the angles form when parallel lines are cut by a transversal. The dynamic nature of the Cabri Jr. allows students to discover the relationships between the various angles in the figure.
In this angle lesson, eighth and ninth graders explore angles made using parallel lines and a transversal. They identify the types of angles and the characteristics of each one. Puils create drawings that illustrate angle relationships in real world situations, and determine the measures of angles.
Learners address 14 questions that include naming all pairs of opposite and supplementary angles for sets of intersecting lines and then, finding the measure of the unknown angle. They determine the measure of the angle that is complementary to the one given. They identify pairs of angles as alternate or corresponding and then, find the measure of each unknown angle. Finally they are challenged with figuring the measurements of unknown angles in polygons.
Middle schoolers identify the correspondence between pairs of angles. They fill in the blank for seven questions. Learners investigate congruency using their graphing calculator and by following detailed directions. They identify alternate exterior angles on their graphing calculator. There are seven calculator problems and four questions about a pair of parallel lines cut by a transversal.
It is not a unique or exciting lesson, but rather the typical demonstrations of transverse and longitudinal waves. Use a rope for modeling transverse waves, and a plastic coil or spring toy for longitudinal waves. Where this resource may most come in handy, is if you are teaching waves for the first time or need a refresher. The background information and lesson procedure are explained quite well.
Tenth graders explore the angle relationships that exist when two lines intersect. For this geometry lesson, 10th graders estimate the measure of given angles and use their graphing calculator tools. Students use this knowledge to find the missing angle measures in given diagrams; using their device's tools to confirm their results for each problem.
High schoolers explore the concept of parallel lines. In this parallel lines lesson, students use their Ti-Nspire to determine which angles are congruent or supplementary when parallel lines are cut by a transversal. High schoolers make conjectures about which angles are congruent and which ones are supplementary.
Geometers use their knowledge of vertical, alternate interior, and corresponding angles in a real-world activity. Engineers plan to install guard rails at dangerous intersections of a city and need to know the angle at which to construct the rails. Students use a map of the city and work in groups to find various angle measures formed by intersecting streets. They even write a proof to convince the engineers that their measurements are correct. The resource includes follow-up questions and two good extension activities.
Young scholars explore parallel lines. In this middle school geometry instructional activity, students explore the relationships between angles formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal. The dynamic nature of the TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS technology allows young scholars to form and verify conjectures regarding angle measurement.
Tenth graders investigate parallel lines and their special angles cut by a transversal. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders identify and find corresponding, alternate interior, and alternate exterior angles formed when parallel lines are cut by a transversal. They define the theorem that represents these angles.
Students study the concept of special angles. In this special angles lesson, students use reasoning to draw conclusions about special angle relationships concerning parallel lines cut by a transversal. Students also list all pairs of corresponding angle shown in the diagram and write a conjecture describing what they observe about corresponding angles.
High schoolers explore the concept of parallel lines. In this parallel lines instructional activity, students construct parallel lines cut by a transversal on the TI-Nspire. High schoolers measure vertical angles, supplementary angles, corresponding angles, and alternate interior angles constructed from two parallel lines cut by a transversal.