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Lesson Plan Chapter 3 Section 4

Objectives: I can classify triangles and find the measures of their angles. I can use exterior angles of
triangles.
Pre-Lesson:
Activity: Students are asked to speak with their table partners about what they know about the
various types of triangles. Explain to students the lesson for the day deals with them discovering the
various properties of triangles on their own. They will be using two online resources to do this.
*Be sure to show students what the websites look like and how to use them to fill in their notes
before dismissing them to go to the computer lab.
Materials: Notes pages (created by me), web addresses, computers
Main Lesson:
Activity: Students work by themselves to manipulate the online program to discover the various
properties that hold true for different types of triangles. They should look at the various triangles the
program gives them to decide which properties hold true for each type of triangle. After completing
the first portion of various triangle types students should move on to discover how to find the
exterior angle measure of a triangle. By manipulating the triangle they should be able to find a
relationship between the two opposite interior angles of a triangle and the measure of the exterior
angle.
*By the end of the lesson students should be able to describe what each type of triangle is. They
should be able to draw an example of each.
*By the end of the lesson students should be able to find the exterior angle measure of a given
triangle.
Materials: Notes pages (created by me), web addresses, computers
Post Lesson:
Activity: At the end of the lesson bring the group back together to cover what students should have
discovered about various triangle types and the exterior angle measure of a triangle. Ask students to
summarize what theyve learned to their table partners. Listen to students explanations to be sure to
make any corrections. Students should complete the final examples in their notes to show their
understanding of the topics explored today.
*Be sure to walk around and check student work and cover any misconceptions or questions students
have.
Materials: Notes pages (created by me), web addresses, computers
Evaluation:
Activity: Students are to complete the homework assignment handed out at the end of the lesson.
They are given time to do so at the end of class in case there are any questions on the assignment.
Looking over the final examples students finish in their notes at the end of class will give me an idea
of whether or not students were able to achieve the learning targets I set out for them to achieve and
if I need to cover anything before assigning homework.
Materials: Homework page, notes pages (created by me)

Chapter Three: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines


Section 3-4: Parallel Lines and the Triangle-Sum Theorem
Triangle Angle Sum Theorem:

Use the links to determine what defines/classifies each type of triangle below by exploring
the relationships between the angles/sides. Provide an example for each as well.
http://geogebratube.com/material/show/id/9832

Types of Triangles:
Classify by Angles:
Equiangular

Acute

Right

Obtuse

Classify by Sides:
Equilateral

Isosceles

Scalene

Is it true that if two acute angles of a triangle are complementary, the triangle must be a
right triangle? Explain.

Use the link below to explore exterior angles and answer the following:
http://geogebratube.com/student/m48799

Exterior Angles:

The measure of an exterior angle of the


triangle is equal to

1. Find the values of a, b, and c.

2. Find the values of x, y, and z.

a=

b=

c=

x=

y=

z=

Find the measure of each numbered angle

The sides of a triangle are 12 cm, 4


cm, and 12 cm. Classify the
triangle.

The angles of a triangle are


44, 110. 26. Classify the
triangle.

Based on the appearance,


classify the tirangle according
to the sides and angles.