Discovering the Triangle Inequality Theorem Exploration

Grade Levels
6th - 11th, Homeschool
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Formats Included
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8 pages
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Students enjoy this hands-on exploration, as they get to cut out the strips they need for the activity and play around with them to see what combinations of side lengths would make a triangle. Students can determine the Triangle Inequality Theorem on their own with the support of the strategic questioning provided on the student worksheets. They enjoy and retain the theorem much more when they discover it on their own and have a visual representation of the content.

-Page for teaching suggestions and the purpose
-Student worksheet with instructions, a chart to log the data, and questions (2 pages)
-Activity half-sheet with the paper strips that will serve as the triangle side lengths
-Answer key for student worksheet (2 pages)

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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