Education Technology

Interior & Exterior Angles of a Triangle

Published on 02/15/2011

Activity Overview

Students measure interior and exterior angles of a triangle and make conjectures about their relationships.

Key Steps

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    Students should construct a triangle using the Triangle tool and label the vertices A, B, and C.

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    With Cabri™ Jr., students construct a triangle and measure the three interior angles. With the Calculate tools they make a conjecture about the sum of the angles for all triangles, acute, obtuse, and right.

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    Using the triangle students have already constructed, they will construct a line and measure the exterior angle that results from it. Using the Calculate tool again, they will make conjectures about the relationships between interior and exterior angles.