2 Assignment CheckPlease turn your completed Syllabus/Contact Information form and your group’s block write-up into your table folder.
3 Learning ObjectivesYou will learn to construct an equilateral triangle.You will communicate mathematic ideas effectively and efficiently.
4 Warm-up Point Line Line Segment Ray Plane Term Example of Label DiagramPointLineLine SegmentRayPlaneItalicized Capital Letter: DDTwo capital letters with a line drawn over them:Two capital letters (called endpoints) with a segment drawn over them:Two capital letters with a ray symbol drawn over them:
6 Opening ExerciseJoe and Marty are in the park playing catch. Tony joins them, and the boys want to stand so that the distance between any two of them is the same.Where do they stand?How do they figure this out precisely?What tool(s) could they use?
8 Example 1: Sitting CatsMargie has three cats. She has heard that cats in a room position themselves at equal distances from one another and wants to test that theory. Margie notices that Simon, her tabby cat, is in the center of her bed (at S), while JoJo, her Siamese, is lying on her desk chair (at J). If the theory is true, where will she find Mack, her calico cat? Place an M where Mack will be if the theory is true.
14 Lesson CheckWe saw two different scenarios where the construction of an equilateral triangle was used to help determine a needed location. Describe another scenario where the construction of an equilateral triangle might be useful and articulate how you would find it.
15 AssignmentConstruct an Equilateral Triangle Worksheet
16 Day 2 Warm Up Trade homework with someone at your table. Follow the directions he/she wrote for #1 or #3.What kinds of difficulties did you have as you followed your classmate’s directions?Think about ways to avoid these difficulties. List at least 3 criteria or expectations for writing steps in constructions that should be included in a rubric for evaluating your writing.
21 Adding On…Using the skills you have practiced, construct three equilateral triangles, where the first and second triangles share a common side, and the second and third triangles share a common side.Clearly and precisely list the steps needed to accomplish this construction.Switch your list of steps with a partner and complete the construction according to your partner’s steps.Revise your drawing and/or list of steps as needed.
22 Adding On…construct three equilateral triangleslist the steps
23 Construct a Regular Hexagon Use the skills that you have developed in this lesson to construct a regular hexagon. (Hint: A regular hexagon can be divided into 6 congruent equilateral triangles.)Clearly and precisely list the steps needed to accomplish this construction.Compare your results with a partner and revise your drawing and/or list of steps as needed.
25 What do you think?Why are circles so important to these constructions?Why did Euclid use circles to create his equilateral triangles in Proposition 1?How does constructing a circle ensure that all relevant segments will be of equal length?
26 Lesson CheckIs the given triangle equilateral? Justify your response.