What is a Trapezoid? (Part 2)

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This collaborative activity investigates the meaning of a trapezoid and a parallelogram. It begins by presenting two different definitions of a trapezoid. Learners are to reason abstractly the difference between the two definitions and how it applies to a parallelogram. This is a good exercise in understanding the importance of precise definitions in math, and how different definitions can lead to very different results.

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Pros

  • A good exercise in understanding the properties of trapezoids and parallelograms
  • Learners must reason abstractly
Cons

  • None
Common Core