Park City Mathematics Institute
Lesson Study

Conditional, Converse, and Bi-Conditional Statements, Oh My!
by Sousada Chidthachack, Corey Fink, Eric Flam, Greg Guayante, Dave Herron, Teri Hulbert, Alexandra Lee, Vicki Lyons, Leah Parnes

The lesson we developed and then taught was an introduction to conditional, converse, and bi-conditional statements. We pre-taught the first half of the lesson to a group of summer math camp students (8th - 12th grade) and then we taught the full lesson to a class of students at a junior high in Park City.

GRADE LEVEL
9 - 10

STRAND
Geometry or Integrated 1

CLASS TIME
60 minutes

MATERIALS

  • Individual whiteboards, markers, erasers (or just notebook paper and pencils)
  • Worksheets
  • Exit slip
  • Chart paper

OBJECTIVES

  1. statements are true or false by creating examples and providing counterexamples when necessary.
  2. Students will be able to identify the original statements and switched statement using the language “conditional” and “converse”.
  3. Students will be able to create and evaluate bi-conditional statements.

PREREQUISITE
A basic understanding of geometric properties and definitions

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