Inscribed Similar Triangles: Lesson

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Create similar triangles with a little altitude. A section of an extensive playlist on basic geometry discusses how an altitude of a right triangle creates similar triangles. Using the theorem, the presentation finds unknown side measurements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have struggling learners split apart the three similar triangles and place them in the same orientation
  • Develop a proof showing that all three triangles formed are similar
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be able to solve simple quadratic equations
Pros

  • Uses a graphic organizer to help keep the measurements straight
  • Links to more resources to help with further understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core