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Geometry: Area Measures and Right Triangles
by Texas Instruments

Updated on October 06, 2014

Objectives

  • Students will open or create a .tns file with a right triangle that has equilateral triangles on its sides. The areas of the equilateral triangles are measured and displayed on the screen.
  • Students will investigate dependent and independent objects on a drawing, make a conjecture about the relationships between the areas of the equilateral triangles, and make a connection to the Pythagorean Theorem.

Vocabulary

  • equilateral triangle
  • area of a triangle
  • Pythagorean Theorem

About the Lesson

This “create your own” activity features a right triangle that has equilateral triangles on its sides. The time varies for this activity depending on whether the TI-Nspire document (.tns file) is provided for or created by the students.