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New York State Standard G.G.47 - Exploring measures when the altitude is drawn on the hypotenuse.

Published on 03/14/2009

Activity Overview

The students will use the Cabri Jr. APPVAR ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M to discover the relationship between a leg of a right triangle, the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that leg.

Before the Activity

  1. Download the Cabri Jr. APPVAR ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M to handhelds using TI-Connect software and unit to unit link cables. ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M may also be sent via TI-Navigator
  2. Students should do the worksheet "Selecting and dragging an object using Cabri Jr.".

During the Activity

This activity is a lesson launcher for understanding the relationship between a leg of a right triangle, the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that leg.

  1. Distribute the Student Worksheet for G.G. 47 with measures AC and the Student Worksheet for G.G. 47 with measures AC.
  2. Students use the Cabri Jr. APPVAR ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M to answer questions from student worksheet.

After the Activity

Review student results from worksheet.