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Polygons Made To Order (SMILE)

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Author:Loretta Malone, Washington High School
Description: A lesson designed to teach students to construct a regular polygon inscribed in a circle by using isosceles triangles with vertex angles at the center of the circle and legs as radii; determine the values of the angles; and discover that as the number of sides of a polygon increases, the polygon appears to look like a circle. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Constructions, Triangles and Other Polygons

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