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Geometry: Creating a Parallelogram
by Texas Instruments

Updated on October 06, 2014

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.