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Properties of Parallelograms

Published on 08/15/2010

Activity Overview

Students explore the various properties of parallelograms and the necessary and sufficient conditions that guarantee that a quadrilateral is a parallelogram.

Key Steps

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    Students will discover several properties of parallelograms.

    They also will discover that opposite sides are congruent, opposite angles are congruent, and consecutive angles are supplementary.

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    Next, students will discover that diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.

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    Then, students will discover several properties that guarantee that a quadrilateral is a parallelogram.