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Investigating Triangles and Congruence

Published on 08/01/2011

Activity Overview

The main purpose for this activity is to explore triangles with pairs of corresponding congruent sides and a congruent nonincluded angle.

Before the Activity

Students should have an understanding of Angle-Side-Angle (ASA) Congruence Postulate and the Angle-Angle-Side (AAS) Congruence Theorem.

During the Activity

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After the Activity

At the end of this activity, students should be able to see why SSA can NOT be used to prove two triangles are congruent.