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Lesson Plan #49
Class: Geometry
Date: Wednesday January 7th, 2015
Topic: Parallelograms
Aim: What are some properties of parallelograms?
Objectives:
1) Students will know the different ways to prove a quadrilateral is a parallelogram.
2) Students will be able to prove that a quadrilateral is a parallelogram.
HW #49:
Do Now:
1) Write the definition of a parallelogram
2) Write the definition of a parallelogram as two separate conditionals.
3) What would be a way to prove that a quadrilateral is a parallelogram?
Assignment #1: Complete the proof below
Given: Quadrilateral  with ̅̅̅̅
 ≅ ̅̅̅̅
 and ̅̅̅̅
 ≅ ̅̅̅̅

Prove: ABCD is a parallelogram
Plan: Draw ̅̅̅̅
 . Prove ∆ ≅ ∆ by . . . ≅ . . .
Then use congruent corresponding angles to prove that the
opposite sides of ABCD are parallel
PROCEDURE:
Write the Aim and Do Now
Get students working!
Take attendance
Give Back HW
Collect HW
Go over the Do Now
Statements
Reasons
1. Quadrilateral 
1. Given
̅̅̅̅
2. Draw 
2. A line segment may be drawn joining 2 points.
3. ̅̅̅̅
 ≅ ̅̅̅̅

. ≅ .
3.
4. ̅̅̅̅
 ≅ ̅̅̅̅

. ≅ .
4.
̅̅̅̅ ≅ 
̅̅̅̅
5. 
. ≅ .
5.
6. ∆ ≅ ∆
6.
7. <  ≅< 
7.
̅̅̅̅ ∥ 
̅̅̅̅
8. 
8.
9. <  ≅< 
9.
10. ̅̅̅̅
 ∥ ̅̅̅̅

10.
11. is a parallelogram
11.
Assignment #2: Write the theorem that we have just proven above
Theorem:
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Summary of ways to prove a quadrilateral is a parallelogram:
To prove that a quadrilateral is a parallelogram, prove any one of the following statements is true:
1) Both pairs of opposite sides are parallel.
2) Both pairs of opposite sides are congruent.
3) One pair of opposite sides are both congruent and parallel.
4) The diagonals bisect each other.
5) Both pairs of opposite angles are congruent.
Assignment #1:
Complete the exercises below:
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Assignment #2:
Assignment #3:
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Assignment #4:
If Enough Time:
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