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Play with polygons and explore the concept of congruence. Interested minds discuss how two objects are similar and different then define congruent and similar figures. This lesson employs the use of three different centers. They use geoboards to make congruent figures, sort pattern blocks according to congruences and use a website to play a congruent concentration game.
Students explore the concept of finding area of similar figures. In this finding area of similar figures lesson, students use pattern blocks to construct similar figures. Students 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.
Students explore the concept of similar figures. In this similar figures lesson plan, students use their Ti-Nspire to determine if two figures are similar. Students 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 worksheet, 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.
High schoolers discover how to solve proportions and find the missing sides of similar figures using the scale factor. Along with learning how to use a scale factor to find a missing value, learners also access math videos, and play an online game which will test their ability to perform these calculations. An outstanding math lesson that utilizes technology. Very good!
Learners investigate properties of similar figures. In this properties of similar figures instructional activity, pupils construct similar figures using Cabri Jr. They dilate their figure to create a similar one, and discuss the relationships between the angle measures and side lengths of the two similar figures.
Learners explore the concept of similar figures. In this similar figures activity, students develop the idea that similar figures are a different size but the same shape by comparing similar rectangles. Learners use patty paper to trace their hands and discuss if their tracing is similar to their hands.
Young scholars will use proportional reasoning to express relationships among corresponding parts of similar figures. In this geometry lesson plan, students will work in pairs and small groups to explore pairs of triangles. The goal of the lesson plan is to develop a conceptual understanding of similar figures.
Students explore the concept of congruent and similar figures. In this congruent and similar figure activity, students classify pictures according to congruent and similar figures. Students measure the lengths of various figures to determine if they are congruent, similar, or neither. Students measure and compare the diagonals of various polygons such as parallelograms, rectangles, squares, trapezoids, and rhombuses.