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Congruent Triangles

Sides and angles have the same size.

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Real World Congruent Triangles

Exploration

How did the Egyptians build pyramids made up of perfect congruent triangles?

Read more about different theories:

Great Pyramid Mystery Solved

How the Egyptians built the Pyramids

Pyramids were made by hand?

Extension Investigation

  1. Students may investigate and discuss different theories on how the great pyramids were built.
  2. Activities with congruent triangles http://www.ehow.com/info_8430149_activities-congruent-triangles.html

Layering (optional)

Nova-Pyramids the inside story: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/

Make a popsicle stick pyramid:

http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/popsiclestick-catapult.htm

http://mathinyourfeet.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html

The Great Pyramid - Secrets in Plain Sight

Can JAM Project make ANYthing awesome? [Triangles AMV]

Topic

Egyptian Pyramids

Vocabulary

  • Congruent triangles
  • Pyramids

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