Using Unique Triangles to Solve Real-World and Mathematical Problems

How can congruent triangles help mark a soccer field? This is just one question your classes can answer after solving the real-world problems in the lesson plan. Each example posed through a word problem elicits higher order thinking and applies the concepts learned in the previous five lessons in this series of 29.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use practice problems with mini whiteboards as an in-class understanding check
  • Create stations with the different problem-solving questions; have groups rotate through the stations as they solve each problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals must be comfortable with construction tools and have an understanding of congruence criteria of triangles
Pros

  • Provides a detailed teaching guide with questioning suggestions
  • Uses geometry to model real-life situations
Cons

  • None
Common Core