Education Technology

Secant Angle Investigation

Published on 04/28/2009

Activity Overview

This activity will allow students to discover the relationship between the secant angle and the corresponding central angles.

During the Activity

This activity guides students through the definition of secant lines and secant angles. It then instructs the students to move specific points, which create data that is automatically stored in lists and a scatter plot is generated. The student modifies the model for the scatter plot to discover the relationship between the secant angle and the corresponding central angles.

After the Activity

Use the discovered relationship to complete a problem set from the worksheet / textbook of your choosing.