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Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal

Updated on 12/15/2014

Activity Overview

Students will develop and strengthen their knowledge about the angles formed when parallel lines are cut by a transversal. The measurement tool helps them discover the relationships between and among the various angles in the figure. Students will draw parallel lines, draw a transversal, and explore angle relationships.

Key Steps

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    Students explore the angle conjecture by constructing parallel lines and cutting them with a transversal.

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    Next, students measure all angles.

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    Then, students observe the changes in angle measurements as they move the transversal.