Flow Charts

Flow charts or proofs are one of the ways that theorems can be proved.  A flow chart in geometry is much like the one used in other classes or in business. It is a visual way to organize your reasoning. Arrows connect statements that help to prove the theorem.  Reasons are written below the statements. Reasons can be properties, definitions, postulates, or already proven theorems.

Before you begin to make a flow chart proof, look at what information you have been given and what needs to be proved. Organize your thoughts and determine the steps you need to take to get to the end. Taking this extra time to think about the problem will definitely help.