# Trapezoid and Kite Property Exploration

- Author:
- Ben Graber

Trapezoids and kites are other quadrilaterals that are not parallelograms but have special properties due to their design. Use the applet below to explore the properties of these shapes and answer the questions below.

a. What relationships do you see between the side lengths of an isosceles trapezoid? Is this true for all isosceles trapezoids? How is this different from a trapezoid which is not an isosceles trapezoid?
b. What relationships do you see between the diagonal length measurements of an isosceles trapezoid? Is this true for all isosceles trapezoids?
c. What relationships do you see between the side lengths of a kite? Is this true for all kites?
d. What relationships do you see between the diagonal length measurements and angle measurements of a kite? Is this true for all kites?