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4.1 Triangle Sum Theorem

4.1 Triangle Sum Theorem

Author: Jeremy Labelle


1.To remind students how classify triangles by sides and angles.
2.By the end of the lesson, students will find the measures of the interior and exterior angles of a triangle using the Triangle Sum Theorem and the Remote Interior Angles Theorem.

Students will inductively discover the Triangle Sum Theorem and deductively prove it using parallel lines.  Students will use the Triangle Sum Theorem to prove the Remote Interior Angles Theorem.  They will analyze and solve problems that require applying both theorems that they learned and make a conjecture as to whether they think the universe is "flat", "spherical", or "hyperbolic" and how they could test their conjecture using the Triangle Sum Theorem.

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Triangle Sum Theorem and Exterior Angles Theorem
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Source: Jerome Noel, John H. Guyer High School

Example 4.1 Solved.

4.1 Triangle sum Theorem Solved