MA.912.GR.5.5

Given a point outside a circle, construct a line tangent to the circle that passes through the given point.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: When given a circle, the center must be provided.

Clarification 2: Instruction includes using compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding or dynamic geometric software.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206320: Geometry Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

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Formative Assessments

Using a Compass To Construct a Tangent Line:

Students are asked to construct a tangent line to a given circle from a given exterior point.

Type: Formative Assessment

Constructing a Tangent Line:

Students are asked to complete and justify the construction of a line tangent to a circle from an exterior point.

Type: Formative Assessment

MFAS Formative Assessments

Constructing a Tangent Line:

Students are asked to complete and justify the construction of a line tangent to a circle from an exterior point.

Using a Compass To Construct a Tangent Line:

Students are asked to construct a tangent line to a given circle from a given exterior point.

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