Learning Targets of the Quad Lab:
- Sign up for a GeoGebra account
- Demonstrate that you can use dynamic geometric software to construct and show the definitions and theorems associated with a Rhombus, Rectangle, Trapezoid and Kite.
Sign up for a free GeoGebra account. Once signed in, click on the “+ NEW” button and “Join Group” and enter the class code for your period.
Follow the explorations from your Student Journal on pages 210-211. You do not need to answer all of the questions, but I want to see the theorems we’ve studied for each quadrilateral demonstrated on your sketch (i.e. show that you measured lengths or slopes or angles and explained how that relates to the theorems).
For each of your constructions, try to make them dynamic so that when one vertex is moved, the object keeps the special quadrilateral properties. Keep the coordinate grid turned off for your sketch and use circles, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, reelections, etc. to create your figures.
Submit 1 drawing with both figures to your class GeoGebra page. PDFs of the pages are below if you don’t have your book handy. When you save your sketch, remember to name it with your first initial, last name and quad lab (i.e. mmyers-quad lab) and change the status from Private to Public or Shared. Go to the group page and click on the “+” to add “Existing Material”. Click the “Add” button on the worksheet.
If you have trouble constructing the kite, try basic construction #9:
Geogebra Construction Series