Students will use the TI-84 Plus family with Cabri Jr.™ to determine if the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem is true.
Before the Activity
Please see attached PDF for details for this activity.
During the Activity
Use Cabri Jr. to draw a triangle.
Measure side lengths and an angle.
Explore relationships among side lengths and the category of triangle.
Distribute the student activity sheets
Follow the procedures as outlined
After the Activity
As a class, review students' progress, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.