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Middle schoolers construct a three-dimensional model of a city using both similar and congruent figures and geometric transformations. City must have at least ten buildings with each building labeled and may be constructed out of paper or modeling clay. A two-dimensional representation, drawn to scale, must be included as well.
Young scholars explore the concept of finding area of similar figures. In this finding area of similar figures lesson plan, students use pattern blocks to construct similar figures. Young scholars trace their construction and find the area. Students determine if the ratio between similar figures can be used to find the area of similar figures.
Young scholars explore the concept of similar figures. In this similar figures lesson plan, students use their Ti-Nspire to determine if two figures are similar. Young scholars use angle measures, ratios, and side lengths to determine if two figures are similar. Students apply similar figures to a problem involving a determining the height of a cliff.
In this expanding similar figures instructional activity, 7th graders use pattern blocks to build similar figures. They record the number of pattern blocks it takes to make the next similar figure using the label "units of area." They explain their work by responding to an open-ended question.