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Investigating Segments in a Right Triangle

High schoolers explore the concept of right triangles as they construct a right triangle using Cabri Jr. Learners find the midpoint of the hypotenuse and construct a line from the midpoint to the vertex of the right angle. They then manipulate the triangle lengths to determine that the midpoint is equidistant from the triangle's vertices.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2006
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