• ##### Device

TI-Nspire™ CX,TI-Nspire™ CX CAS,TI-Nspire™ Navigator™,TI-Nspire™,TI-Nspire™ CAS

• ##### Software

TI-Nspire™,TI-Nspire™ CAS

• ##### TI-Nspire Version

3.0

Geometry: Circles - Angles and Arcs

by Texas Instruments - Action Consequence Lesson
Published on December 01, 2011

#### Objectives

• Students will know the definitions of and identify central angles, major and minor arcs, intercepted arcs, and inscribed angles of a circle.
• Students will determine and apply the following relationships: · Two inscribed angles intercepting the same arc have the same measure. · An inscribed angle measure of 90° results in the endpoints of the intercepted arc lying on a diameter. · The measure of an angle inscribed in a circle is half the measure of the central angle that intercepts the same arc.
• Students will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others (CCSS Mathematical Practice).
• Students will look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning (CCSS Mathematical Practice).

#### Vocabulary

• Central angle
• Inscribed angle
• Major arc
• Minor arc
• Intercepted arc

This lesson involves manipulating endpoints of an arc, manipulating an inscribed angle, and manipulating the vertex of an angle intercepting an arc. As a result students will:

• Use visualization to understand the definitions of central angle, intercepted arc, and minor and major arcs.
• Infer that the sum of the measures of minor and major arcs is 360°, that two inscribed angles intercepting the same arc have the same measure, and that the inscribed angle has half the measure of the central angle that intercepts the same arc.
• Deduce that the opposite angles of a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle are supplementary.