Sunday, November 20, 2011

Similar Triangles Summative Project - Due Monday, November 21st

Similar Triangle Projects are due tomorrow!  Remember to include the following:

1.     Names of all group members, but you are EACH responsible for your own report.  Your   
         report should include the object’s height that was found using YOUR height. 
2.     A sketch or picture with accurately labeled data including all measurements and your  
        calculations. Be sure to use accurate measurements and do not round any values until you 
        get your final answer. 
3.     An explanation of how you found the height of your object.  Include what the object is,
        where it is located, what time you measured the shadow, and any problems you 
4.     Show pride in your work with high quality drawings and written work.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Triangle Exam Tomorrow: Things to Study!

  • Triangle Basics
    • Finding angle measures & side lengths using equations
    • Properties of altitudes (perpendicular lines, medians, and bisectors)
    • Properties of isosceles triangles
    • Finding length (on a graph, distance formula will be provided)
  • Congruent Triangles
    • Identify congruent triangles using SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS
    • Proofs (be able to fill in missing "reasons" when given "statements"
  • Similar Triangles
    • Know the properties of ALL similar figures (angles are congruent, sides are proportional)
    • Identify similar triangles and solve for missing side lengths using proportions