Pull me to see if I still remain a square

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Understand properties of a square

Estimated Time

15 minutes.

Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

Materials/ Resources needed

Geogebra file, laptop, projector and a pointer.

Geogebra Applets :This geogebra is from the website : http://www.geogebratube.org/material/show/id/2474

Process (How to do the activity)

  1. The teacher can project the geogebra file, move the red dot and ask the students if it still is a square.
  2. Let them reason out for the answers.
  • Developmental Questions:
  1. What figures do you see ?
  2. On moving the red dot, what figure is it now ?
  3. Is it still a square ?
  • Evaluation:
  1. What are the properties of a square ?
  • Question corner:
  1. Is rectangle a square ?
  2. Is parallelogram a square ?
  3. Are all squares parallelograms ?
  4. Can a square be considered as a type of kite ?
  5. Differentiate a square and a rhombus.