Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Properties of Isosceles Triangles Alternative Lesson with Dynamic Geometry Software - Section 1: Do Now

 

In this lesson, students investigate the properties of isosceles triangles using Geometer's Sketchpad. The focus of the lesson is on discovering the properties. Students refer back to this lesson in later lessons and use their graphic organizers to write proofs.

In a typical year I use either this lesson or Properties of Isosceles Triangles depending on the level and learning styles of my students. This lesson is more hands on and is helpful for students who lack prior knowledge about the properties of isosceles triangles or who benefit from the visual evidence provided by a dynamic sketch.  

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Properties of Isosceles Triangles Alternative Lesson with Dynamic Geometry Software

Unit 7: Proofs about Triangles
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT describe the properties of isosceles triangles

Big Idea: Students will use Geometer's Sketchpad to discover properties of isosceles triangles, which they will use to create a graphic organizer and to write proofs.

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Math, Geometry, Isosceles triangle
  45 minutes
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