Education Technology

Constructing and Investigating Properties of a Rhombus

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will:

  • Construct a rhombus using the compass tool and parallel lines.
  • Measure sides and angles to visualize equilateral side and properties of diagonals.
  • Try to alter the properties of their construction by moving the vertices.
  • Before the Activity

    Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

    During the Activity

    This activity will help students visualize the construction of a rhombus and test the properties that arise from the construction of its diagonals.

    After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary