Posted in BreakoutEDU, Triangle Congruence

Triangle Congruence Breakout

I love Breakout games and watching students interact with each other to solve problems. What I don’t like about physical breakout games is students missing out on some of the puzzles. The collaboration is great, but when using it as a review, not all students experience the same things. Digital breakouts can be done in groups of 2 or individually and allow the students to experience all of the puzzles.

I’ve created one digital breakout before and students loved it. This new one, called TrianglesOnly.com was so much fun to make. The student enjoyed the personification of the triangle as well and started picking their own favorites and rooting for which one they would prefer Anglea to end up with.

If you want to create your own digital breakout, head over to Infinitely Teaching where I have a tutorial and some resources to create your own.

Click on the image below to go to the Breakout. If you use this breakout, please give me feedback. I love to improve based on good feedback.

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**Update** link to answers and clues here.

Posted in Activities, Geometry, Stop Motion, Triangle Congruence

Stop Motion Triangle Congruence

Triangle congruence is coming up soon. I’ve always done some kind of activity where students construct triangles and discover which ones are congruent.  One activity is Road Kill Cafe shared with me by @craigklement. I’m not sure where it originally came from, sorry. Below is another construction activity we have done very similar to Road Kill Cafe.

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Some of my students get so bogged down in the construction of the triangles, they miss the whole point of the activity. So this year, I wanted a visual to show them. I started my search in Google and stumbled upon this gem. I do plan to use it, but AFTER we have discovered which theorems produce congruent triangles. What I didn’t find was a good set of videos to demonstrate the construction of these triangles. So… I decided to make them. Using Google Slides, I created some stop motion “videos” to demonstrate these constructions. Click over to my other blog, Infinitely Teaching, to check out a tutorial on how to make them.

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Hopefully students can see the relationship with these and not get caught up in the construction process.