Triangle Worksheets
Geometers' Sketchpad Program
A. Triangle Construction
Please complete the following excercises, and use the information to fill in the worksheets provided by your instructor. Use Geometers' Sketchpad to construct a triangle.Label it ABC. This will be the triangle that you work with for the entire excercise.
Use Triangle ABC to create a right triangle. Select one vertice at a time and drag it around until you have created a right triangle.
Use your drawing to fill out the chart and record observations.
Measurments | Fill in the Blanks | |
Angle ABC | ||
Angle CAB | ||
Angle BCA | ||
Line AB | ||
Line CB | ||
Line AC | ||
Angle ABC + Angle BCA | ||
Angles ABC+BCA+CAB |
Right Triangle Observations: example of an observation
Use Triangle ABC to create an isosceles triangle. Select one vertice at a time and drag it around until you have created an isosceles triangle.
Use your drawing to fill out the chart and record observations.
Measurments | Fill in the Blanks | |
Angle ABC | ||
Angle CAB | ||
Angle BCA | ||
Line AB | ||
Line CB | ||
Line AC | ||
Angle ABC + Angle BCA | ||
Angles ABC+BCA+CAB |
Isosceles Triangle Observations:
Use your drawing to fill out the chart and record observations.
Measurments | Fill in the Blanks | |
Angle ABC | ||
Angle CAB | ||
Angle BCA | ||
Line AB | ||
Line CB | ||
Line AC | ||
Angle ABC + Angle BCA | ||
Angles ABC+BCA+CAB |
Equilateral Triangle Observations:
Use your drawing to fill out the chart and record observations.
Measurments | Fill in the Blanks | |
Angle ABC | ||
Angle CAB | ||
Angle BCA | ||
Line AB | ||
Line CB | ||
Line AC | ||
Angle ABC + Angle BCA | ||
Angles ABC+BCA+CAB |
Scalene Triangle Observations:
Final Conjecture:
Did you notice anything that was true of all triangles? Use Geometer's Sketchpad to test your conjecture for any triangle you can create.