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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 .tns document ALTHYP1M to discover the relationship between the altitude on the hypotenuse and the two segments of the hypotenuse.

Before the Activity

  1. Download the .tns document ALTHYP1M to handhelds using TI-Nspire Computer link software or Connect to Class software.
  2. Students should do the worksheet "Using TI-Nspire to Explore".

During the Activity

This activity is a lesson launcher for understanding the relationship between the altitude upon the hypotenuse and the segments of the hypotenuse.

  1. Distribute Student Worksheet for G.G. 47 with measures CD.
  2. Students use the .tns document ALTHYP1M to answer questions from student worksheet.

After the Activity

Review student results from worksheet.