# TEACHER NOTES Midpoint Quadrilaterals Investigation This activity is one of a series undertaken by Year 8 students as part of their Geometry

SOLUTIONS
Midpoint Quadrilaterals Activity Record the type of quadrilateral you have constructed for ABCD, the type of quadrilateral you have identified for EFGH, and the special features that you used to identify EFGH. ABCD Square Rectangle Parallelogram Rhombus Kite Trapezium Isosceles Trapezium Quadrilateral EFGH Square Rhombus Parallelogram Rectangle Rectangle Parallelogram Rhombus Identifying features for EFGH ALL sides same length, All internal angles 90º ALL sides same length, opposite angles equal Opposite sides equal in length, opposite angles equal Opposite sides equal in length, All internal angles 90º Opposite sides equal in length, All internal angles 90º Opposite sides equal in length, opposite angles equal ALL sides same length, opposite angles equal (a Square is formed with one particular combination of sides and angles) Opposite sides equal in length, opposite angles equal

Parallelogram

SAMPLE COMPLETED FIGURE
m BA = 15.0 cm
A

G

m∠CBA = 109°

B

m∠FGH = 103° m GH = 11.7 cm m A D = 15.5 cm m∠GHE = 7 7° m F G = 12.5 cm m∠EFG = 7 7° m C B = 15.6 cm
F

H

m HE = 12.5 cm

m EF = 11.7 cm

m∠HEF = 103° m∠ADC = 7 9°
D E

m∠DCB = 7 2°
C

m D C = 22.7 cm