Education Technology

Properties of Quadrilaterals

Published on 08/09/2010

Activity Overview

This activity allows students to explore the properties of quadrilaterals. Students are given a drawing of a quadrilateral with the measures of the sides, the measures of the diagonals, the slopes of the sides, the slopes of the diagonals, and the measurements of each angle. They will also be playing a game where they are given those same measurements of a quadrilateral without a picture and they must determine the type of quadrilateral.

Before the Activity

Students should have some knowledge of the types of special quadrilaterals.

During the Activity

Attached are the student direction sheet, the teacher direction sheet, the group worksheet (where the students record their answers), and the .tns file.

After the Activity

Students will explore how to use the information they just learned to do coordinate geometry proofs.