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Triangle: Side Lengths and Angle Measures

Activity Overview

The main purpose of this activity is to allow students to use TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS to explore and decide which sides and angles of a triangle are the smallest and which are the largest.

Before the Activity

Students should have working knowledge of the triangle sum theorem.

During the Activity

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After the Activity

After the activity, students should be able to discover that the side opposite the largest angle of a triangle will be the longest side of the triangle and the side opposite the smallest angle of a triangle will be the shortest side of the triangle.