This task is designed for geometry students developing skills with special triangles, specifically 30-60-90. Students are asked to critique student work that finds the length of the triangle’s hypotenuse and construct an argument either agreeing or disagreeing with the student work. The student work addresses a common error that students make when finding the hypotenuse of a 30-60-90 triangle. Students use the length of the shorter leg and double it in order to find the hypotenuse, but this student uses the wrong leg in his calculations.
Microsoft Word version: 912Geometry_SRT_SpecialRightTriangles_Worksheet_ConstructCritique_30-60-90Go