Sailing with Congruency

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Young geometers will have fun with this real-world application of a geometry theorem. Working in groups, they explore the design of sailboats and must come up with a convincing argument about how the manufacturer can save time and money. The argument requires proving that each point on the perpendicular bisector of a segment is equidistant from the endpoints of the segment. This activity is an excellent example of how geometry is useful in solving everyday problems.

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9th - 12th
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1 hr
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Collaborative Learning
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Common Core