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Triangle Midsegments

Updated on 11/06/2015

Activity Overview

Investigate the relationships between a triangle and the similar triangle formed by one of the triangle's midsegments.

Objectives

  • Capture the lengths of a triangle midsegment and the side of the triangle not connected to it
  • Analyze the relationship between the lengths using a formula in the spreadsheet
  • Measure areas and define them as variables
  • Investigate relationships for the measurement data with a spreadsheet

Vocabulary

  • similarity
  • similar triangles
  • midsegment

About the Lesson

  • This “create your own” activity is designed for students to work independently or with a partner to complete this lesson. The time varies for this activity depending on whether the TI-Nspire document (.tns file) is provided or created by the students.