Below students will construct medians of a triangle and learn some pretty cool concepts in doing so. Below you can find an animated step by step sketch of how to create medians of triangles.
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Nicholas F. Bennett, Created with GeoGebra



The document is beneath the animated sketch.


By the end of the lesson, students should understand
  • How draw the medians and centroid for any triangle.
  • Understand the relationship among the area of the triangles created by the median segments
  • Understand the relationship between the centroid and median of a triangle with respect to length ratios.