Constructing Tangents to Circles

Unit 8: Circles
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT construct tangents to circles at a specified point and from a point outside the circle and explain why the constructions work.

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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Math, Geometry, circles
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