In this triangles learning exercise, students measure and calculate the measurements of eight triangles, their sums and classify the triangles as acute, obtuse or right.
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Similar Right Triangles and Trig Ratios
Is it possible to be the same yet different? Absolutely! The activity asks learners to explore the relationships between side ratios of triangles they have drawn. Because individuals all draw a triangle with the same angle measures, they...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
The Angle-Angle (AA) Criterion for Two Triangles to Be Similar
What do you need to prove triangles are similar? Learners answer this question through a construction exploration. Once they establish the criteria, they use the congruence and proportionality properties of similar objects to find...
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Area of a Triangle 1/2absinC Proof
Demonstrate the derivation of the trigonometric area formula for a triangle. Using the base/height formula and the sine ratio, the lesson instructor demonstrates how to combine the two and create the formula A = 1/2absinC. The video...
1 min 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Find the Area of a Right Triangle
Help your class develop a greater understanding of the area of a right triangle. The video starts by reviewing the area of a rectangle and noting that the rectangle is made up of two congruent triangles. Learners are then shown that in...
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