Activity #8__the "Segment with a Given Length" tool
This activity is design to show you how the Segment with a Given Length tool works. You will create 3 different side lengths for a triangle and then verify that the lengths are accurate. Lastly, move around the lengths until you have formed a right triangle. See below for directions.
Segment with a Given Length Tool
DIRECTIONS: 1. Using LINE TOOLS, select the Segment with given Length. Enter a length of 3. 2. While the Segment with given Length tool is still active, create two more lines with lengths of 4 and 5. 3. Using the MEASURE TOOLS, select Distance or Length and follow the directions. Are the lines 3, 4, and 5? 4. Using the BASIC TOOLS, select the Move tool. Arrange the lengths, creating a right triangle.
What are the conditions to form a triangle? Not all lines can be arranged to make a triangle