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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. Young scholars 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.

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CCSS: Designed
Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2008
Common Core

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