Before we talk about any of the Geometry content in this post, it’s good to be reminded of why we might study some of the things we do in math, when it often seems like you’re never going to use it in real life. The concepts presented in this post are valuable in that they present us with the conceptual challenge of sorting and categorizing information in a way that is clear and well-defined, leaving no ambiguity. Facility in this kind of thinking is surely valuable in the “real world” and general, day to day life.
Necessary Pre-requisite vocabulary:
Adjacent, intersection, angle, line, interior, exterior
First lets look at an example of what a transversal line looks like, and then we will identify some of the properties of the diagram, allowing us to work towards an explanation of what a transversal line is.