Altitudes: Examples

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Find the location of altitudes—from any elevation! The video presents the definition of an altitude of a triangle. By drawing examples, the segment of a larger geometry playlist highlights the location of altitudes of various triangle types.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on the orientation of triangles and what side to call the base
  • Conduct a mini-lesson on the point of intersection of all three altitude lines
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand the different types of triangles
Pros

  • Links to other resources on altitudes
  • Works through example problems
Cons

  • None
Common Core