Precious Parallelograms

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Objective

SWBAT prove key theorems relating to parallelograms, like opposite sides are congruent and opposite angles are congruent

Big Idea

Proofs + Parallelograms = Pretty Pairing! Students prove that opposite sides in a parallelogram are congruent and that opposite angles are also congruent.

Do Now

10 minutes

This Do Now is a formative assessment of students' knowledge of finding the interior angle of a polygon.  This is a great question to collect and grade, and also can be extending by asking students to write their steps to solving rather than telling a partner.

Exploration and Vocabulary for Parallelograms

25 minutes

Proving Properties of Parallelograms - Pair Share #1 and #2

30 minutes

Activity/Homework and Exit Ticket

15 minutes

The activity/homework asks students to look for repeated reasoning to use coordinate geometry to find the 4th point in a parallelogram (MP8).  Although the questions are scaffolded for students questions #1-7 and the proof #8 require students to work through and persevere through both challenging problems, just as they were required to in the proofs earlier in class (MP1).