HSG-C.A.4

Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle.

 
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Circle Constructions are the Best!

Geometry » Unit: Circles
Geometry » Unit: Circles
Stephanie Conklin
Saratoga Springs, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson challenges students to complete three constructions, the first of which is a contest to see who can construct a line tangent to a circle through a given point.

 
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Constructing Tangents to Circles

Geometry » Unit: Circles
Geometry » Unit: Circles
Anthony Carruthers
Pasadena, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

More than just recipes...Constructions are more like proofs, and in this lesson, students will need to understand the reasons why they work.

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tangent from outside
Common Core Math
 
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