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High School: Geometry

Pythagorean Inequality

Directions: Use the whole numbers 1 through 6, at most one time each, to find three side lengths that are two-digits each and form an acute triangle. Source: Samantha Cruz

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Area of Three Triangles

Directions: Use the integers 2 through 10, at most one time each, as lengths of individual sides to form three triangles. What is the smallest total area of the three triangles you can create? What is the largest? Source: Dan Wulf

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Area of a Triangle in the Coordinate Plane

Directions: Use the digits 0 to 9, at most one time each, to fill in ordered pairs for all three points, such that the area of Triangle ABC is closest to 6 square units. A ( ___, ___ ) B ( ___, ___ ) C ( ___, ___ ) Source: Henry Wadsworth

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Transformations

Directions: Given triangle ABC with vertices (-8,2), (-2,2), and (-2, 8), create triangle DEF in quadrant one that uses a translation, rotation, and reflection (in any order) to take that triangle to triangle ABC and show congruence. Source: Jon Henderson

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Midpoint Formula

Directions: Create two pairs of coordinates on the same line segment that have M (3,4) as their midpoint. Source: Dane Ehlert

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Coordinate Parallelograms

Directions: Fill in the x and y coordinates using whole numbers 1-9, without repetition, so that the points make a parallelogram. Source: Daniel Torres-Rangel

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Creating Right Triangles 2

Directions: Using only the whole numbers 1 through 8 (without repeating any number), fill in the coordinates to create the vertices of a right triangle: A(__, __), B(__, __), C(__, __) Extension: Try to do this using only the whole numbers 1 through 6. Source: Erick Lee

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Creating Rectangles 2

Directions: Using only the whole numbers 1 through 8 (without repeating any number), fill in the coordinates to create the vertices of a rectangle: A(__, __), B(__, __), C(__, __), D(__, __). Extension: What is the rectangle with the largest/smallest area/perimeter that you can find? Source: Erick Lee

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Line of Reflections on Isosceles Triangles

Directions: How many ways can you determine the location of the line of reflection for isosceles triangle XYZ that maps Point X to Point Z? Source: Irvine Math Project, Nanette Johnson, and Robert Kaplinsky.

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