# Marking centroid of a triangle

This is a hands on activity to explore concurrent lines formed in a triangle when vertices are joined to the midpoints of the opposite side.

### Objectives

Introduce medians of a triangle

30 minutes.

### Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

Children should know basics of triangles

### Materials/ Resources needed

Non digital: Wax paper, pencil and ruler.

### Process (How to do the activity)

1. On the piece of wax paper, use your pencil and ruler to draw a triangle.
2. Draw different types of triangles: Acute, Obtuse, or Right angled triangle.
3. Choose 1 side of your triangle. Fold your paper so that the endpoints of the side you’ve chosen are overlapping. Make a very small crease through the side of the triangle. This is the midpoint of the side.
4. Fold a crease in the triangle from this midpoint to the opposite vertex. You have now constructed the MEDIAN of one side of the triangle.
5. Use the same process to construct a median for the other two sides of the triangle.
6. What do you notice about their intersection point? The intersection point is called the centroid.
• Developmental Questions:
1. Where does the median lie in case of acute, obtuse and right triangles ?
2. Identify the centroid.
3. Into how many parts does the centriod divide the median ?