Education Technology

Altitudes of Triangles

Activity Overview

Students investigate the intersection of the altitudes of a triangle.

Before the Activity

Students must read the attached handout and turn their TI-nspire on.

During the Activity

Students should complete the attached handout. Students should change the triangle to make an a right triangle and an obtuse triangle. Students should discuss these findings.

After the Activity

A classroom discussion should contain student observations about the intersections of the altitudes for an acute, obtuse, and right triangle.