Name That Triangle

Given a line segment and its perpendicular bisector, pupils visualize a triangle with the endpoints and a point on the perpendicular as its vertices. Learners determine the type of triangle formed and provide a justification for the classification.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class brainstorm what other types of figures they could construct using the end points of a line segment and points on its perpendicular bisector
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should understand the relationship of the points on a perpendicular bisector and the endpoints of the line segment
  • Individuals need to know the classifications of triangles
Pros
  • The rubric provides the definitions and wording of the theorem referenced in the solution
  • Contains work samples
Cons
  • None
Common Core