Isoceles Triangle Theorems
- Sina Baldwin
Define: Isosceles Triangle
Name the base angles.
Name the vertex angle
Name the legs
Name the base
Drag the vertices of the triangle and observe the angle measurements. What do you notice? Write a conjecture about the base angles of an isosceles triangle.
Drag a vertex of the triangle until two of the angles are congruent. What do you notice about the sides of the triangle? Write a conjecture about the congruent angles and the sides opposite them.
Drag a vertex of the traingle. What do you notice about segments CD and DB?
What can you conclude that segment AD does to segment CB?
What type of angles are and ?
Write a conjecture that summarizes your findings about the angle bisector, segment AD, of the vertex angle in an isosceles triangle and its base, segment CB.