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Measuring Angles in a Quadrilateral

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, use an interactive, and investigative approach to determining the sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral. They use Cabri™ Jr. to draw, measure, and calculate the characteristics of the angles of quadrilaterals. NCTM Geometry Standard covered: Analyze characteristics and properties of 2- and 3-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

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
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 36-37 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to your class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Draw a quadrilateral
  • Find the measure of each interior angle of the quadrilateral
  • Find the sum of the measures of the interior angles the quadrilateral
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

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