Education Technology

Angles of a Triangle

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students investigate the sum of the measures of the interior angles of a triangle. They will explore interior angles, and their relationship with the exterior angles of a triangle.

Before the Activity

  • Install the Cabri Jr. App on the students' graphing calculators using TI Connect™, a TI Connectivity Cable and the Unit-to-Unit Link Cable
  • Use the TI-Navigator™ to transfer the attached Cabri Jr. AppVar files to each calculator
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 85 - 87 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to your class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Use the AppVar to go directly to the exploration section
  • Construct a triangle and measure its interior angles
  • Observe the relationship between the interior angles
  • Construct an exterior angle to the triangle, and measure the angle
  • Observe the relationship between the interior and exterior angles of the triangle
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary