Activity:
Perpendicular Slopes 

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Description: 
In this activity, students investigate the “negative reciprocal” relationship between the slopes of perpendicular lines. The final phase of the activity is appropriate for more advanced students as they are led through an algebraic proof of the relationship. Optional geometric activities use the result to verify that (1) the radius of a circle and its tangent line are perpendicular and (2) a triangle inscribed in a circle with the diameter as one side is a right triangle. 
Technology Type: 
TINspire  
Author: 
Texas Instruments 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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Courses: 
Geometry 
Coordinate geometry, Perpendicular, Pythagorean theorem 
 Algebra 
Perpendicular Lines 
