Cyclic Quadrilaterals

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Understanding about cyclic Quadrilaterals

Being able to deduce that a quadrilateral is cyclic if and only if its opposite angles are supplementary

Estimated Time

30 minutes

Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

knowledge about vertices, segments, angles, circles, quadrilaterals and its types, supplementary angles

Materials/ Resources needed

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Non-digital :paper, pencil, compass, ruler, protractor

Process (How to do the activity)

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  1. Draw a circle with centre O.
  2. Take any four points A, B, C, D on the circumference of the circles.
  3. Join AB, BC, CD, DA on the circles
  4. Identify the quadrilateral on the circle
  5. What you called for this type of quadrilaterals?
  6. What is cyclic quadrilaterals?
  7. Identify and measure the angles in the cyclic quadrilaterals?
  8. Identify pair of opposite angles in cyclic quadrilaterals?
  9. What is the sum of opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral ?what is your conclusion?
Sl no. Quadrilateral Angles Pair of Opposite angles 1 Pair of opposite angles 2 Sum of opposite angles1 Sum of opposite angles 2 Conclusion
1 2 3 4

Evaluation at the end of the activity

  1. If one of the angles of a cyclic quadrilateral is 30°, then what will the value of its opposite angle ?
  2. Find the value of angle D of a cyclic quadrilateral, if angle B is 60°?

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