Education Technology

The Lunes of Hippocrates

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will explore a figure that involves lunes - the area enclosed between arcs of intersecting circles. When lunes are constructed on the sides of a right triangle, an interesting result occurs.

Before the Activity

If desired, use the file "Getting Started TI-Nspire" to introduce features of the device.

You will need to download the TNS file and make it available to students.

During the Activity

The file "LunesofHippocrates" is the teacher file with background information and step-by-step directions.
The file "LunesofHippocrates_Worksheet" is the student worksheet.
The file "Lunes.tns" is the TI-Nspire device file.