Exploring Tangents

Explore the concept of tangent lines. In this tangent line lesson, learners graph a circle and two lines on their graphing calculator using Cabri Jr. High schoolers construct the lines so that they both intersect at a given point and are both tangent to a circle at two different points. Students measure angles and determine what type of angle is formed by the tangent line and the radius of the circle.

9th - 12th Math 4 Views 6 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
30 mins

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