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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 documents ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M to discover the relationship between a leg of a right triangle, the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that leg.

Before the Activity

  1. Download the .tns documents ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M 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 a leg of a right triangle, the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that leg.

  1. Distribute the Student Worksheet for G.G. 47 with measures AC and the Student Worksheet for G.G. 47 with measures AC.
  2. Students use the .tns documents ALTHYP2M and ALTHYP3M to answer questions from student worksheet.

After the Activity

Review student results from worksheet.