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Basic Airplane Aerodynamics
Geometry Activity II


Subject Area: Geometry

Grade Level: 10 - 11

National Mathematics Standard:

Deduce properties of, and relationships between, figures from given assumptions.

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Objective:

You will be able to prove angles congruent by use of the alternate interior angle theorem.


Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand how airplanes work. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Glide Angle (with text) to learn about how a glide angle measures the flying efficiency of the glider. Then complete the problem set found at Geometry Activity II to demonstrate your ability to prove angles congruent.


Assessment:

You will be evaluated on your proof to the problem.

 Evaluation:

You will be able to prove that the angles are congruent by the alternate interior angle theorem.

 Submitted by:

Michael Burich, Shaw High School, East Cleveland, Ohio

E-mail: burich@juno.com


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