Education Technology

Properties of Parallelograms

Published on 08/07/2007

Activity Overview

Students will manipulate parallelograms to discover the relationships between the sides, angles, and diagonals of parallelograms.

Before the Activity

This activity assumes a basic working knowledge of the TI-Nspire device.
If a teacher chooses to use this activity with the TI-Nspire computer software, it is important to change the view to the TI-Nspire Handheld View so that it appears correctly for the class.

During the Activity

This activity was designed to be completed individually by students with a teacher-led discussion to follow at the conclusion of the activity.

After the Activity

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