- Donald C. Albin Jr.
Submitted by Mr. Donald C. Albin Jr. Professional Educator www.donaldalbin.99k.org Directions
- First, make sure you understand that a circle is comprised of every point on a plane that is the same distance from a given center point. Therefore, all radii of a triangle are congruent.
- Move points 'A' and 'B' to represent the desired lengths for segments 'a' and 'b'.
Questions to promote inquiry
- What does this simulation indicate to you about the SSS Theorem? Why?
- Are there not two triangles formed? Does the SSS Theorem signify congruent triangles?
- What about the case when the two circles do not intersect? What does this tell you about necessary parts of a triangle?