Education Technology

Creating a Parallelogram

Updated on 10/06/2014

Activity Overview

Explore the differences of constructed verses drawn parallelograms by dragging vertices and investigate properties.

Objectives

  • Generalize a variety of patterns involving side lengths and angle measurements to draw conclusions about the properties of a parallelogram
  • Determine additional properties of rectangles, rhombi, and squares

Vocabulary

  • parallelogram
  • diagonal
  • consecutive
  • rhombus
  • rectangle
  • square

About the Lesson

In this activity, students construct a parallelogram or use a premade construction. As a result, students will manipulate and visualize the parallelogram as they are dragging vertices. They will also draw conclusions about the properties of a parallelogram.