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Triangle Midsegment Exploration

Activity Overview

The activity has the students investigate the relationship of the midsegment to the third side of the triangle. In addition the students investigate the area of the smaller triangles compared to the larger one and uses the results to solve the "campground" problem. There is a set of follow-up questions where the students are to make some generalizations.

Before the Activity

You may want to define midsegment.