Triangle Tango

Students randomly obtain the three side lengths of a triangle and then apply the Triangle Inequality Theorem to determine if the triangle is mathematically possible and then model it using simple materials. In the process they also identify the type of triangles formed.


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Grades 6-8
  • Math
Tags: Geometry, Expressions & Equations
Grades covered: Grades 6–8
Topics: Solving Single-Variable Equations and Inequalities, Triangle Types and Properties

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