Access Point #: MAFS.912.G-C.1.AP.3a

Construct the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle.
Clarifications:

Essential Understandings

Concrete:

  • Identify a circle that would fit around a triangle using manipulatives.
  • Identify a circle that would fit inside a triangle using manipulatives.
  • Identify the circumcenter of the figure.
  • Identify the incenter of the figure.
  • Draw a circle that would fit around a triangle using manipulatives (compass).
  • Draw a circle that would fit inside a triangle using manipulatives (compass).
Representation:
  • Understand the following concepts and vocabulary: inscribed, circumscribed, circle, triangle, compass, circumcenter, construction, equidistant, vertex and incenter.
  • Identify inscribed circles using pictures or geometry software.
  • Identify circumscribed circles using pictures or geometry software.
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.G-C.1.AP.3a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 07/14
Cluster: Understand and apply theorems about circles. (Geometry - Additional Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12
1206300: Informal Geometry
1206310: Geometry
1206320: Geometry Honors
7912060: Access Informal Geometry
1206315: Geometry for Credit Recovery
7912065: Access Geometry

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