This zipped folder contains
1. A smart notebook file will illustrate how similar triangles are formed when the altitude is drawn from the vertex of the right angle to the hypotenuse. Slides 3 and 4 have an optional hands-on approach to generating the triangles to define the geometric mean.
2. A pdf file with a full set of directions on how to use the smart notebook file.
Students will be guided in setting up the ratio that leads to the geometric mean.
If you do not have a Smartboard, but you do have a Promethean board or a projector attached to your computer, you can still use this product by using Smart Notebook Interactive Viewer. This program is a free download from www.smarttech.com . You can operate the screen with the pens on the Promethean board or a mouse when use the projector.