Introduction to a square and its properties

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Understand the quadrilateral, square

Understand properties related to square

Estimated Time

40 minutes

Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

The students should have prior knowledge about line segments, angles and bisectors.

Materials/ Resources needed

Digital: Laptop, geogebra file, projector and a pointer.

Geogebra Applets : This geogebra file has been created by ITfC-Edu-Team

Process (How to do the activity)

Download this geogebra file from this link.

  • Process:
  1. The teacher can use this geogebra file while teaching the properties of a square.
  2. Can move the vertices of the square to depict the properties.
  • Developmental Questions:
  1. What type of lines is a square made of ?
  2. What is a right angle ?
  3. The lines meet at what angles ?
  4. Compare the two diagnols.
  5. What is the meaning of diagnols bisecting each other ?
  6. What is angle bisection ?
  7. What is the measure of each bisected angle ?
  8. How many triangles do you see in the figure ?
  9. What type of triangles are they ?
  10. Identify the circumcircle and incircle ?
  • Evaluation:
  1. Can square be considered a rectangle ?
  2. Is square a parallelogram ?
  3. What is the difference between a square and a rhombus ?
  4. Are all squares quadrilaterals ?
  • Question Corner:
  1. List the properties of a square ?
  2. Can you add some more to the properties list ?