Handout
El Paso Community College

#### Geometry Definitions

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Geometry is full of shapes, figures, and corresponding things here and there. The guide shares all of the key pieces of geometric information in a nicely color-coded and labeled sheet.
Lesson Plan
Mathematics Assessment Project

#### Identifying Similar Triangles

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Math whizzes work with angle sums and exterior angles to figure out the measure of other angles. This particular publication provides comprehensive support in the form of an anticipatory activity, questions designed to prompt discussion,...
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Flipped Math

#### Unit 6 Review: Similar Figures

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After a short review of the material from the Similar Figures Unit, pupils work through 18 problems to further practice the skills from the unit. Scholars apply those skills in the application problems at the end of the review.
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Flipped Math

#### Similar Figures

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use some similar problems to find side lengths. Pupils learn the definition of similar figures and how it relates to corresponding angles and sides. Using the definition, individuals calculate the lengths of missing sides and practice...
Performance

#### Choosing the Best Cylinders

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't be fooled: the taller glass doesn't always hold the most. Given the dimensions of different cylindrical containers for beverages and popcorn, pupils calculate the volumes. They see how changing the dimensions affects the volume and...
eBook
CK-12 Foundation

#### CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...
Unit Plan

#### Green Acres is the Place to Be!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nurture a love of math and farming at the same time. Pupils apply geometry concepts, such as surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes and similarity ratios, to farming contexts. They consider the dimensions of bales of hay,...
Performance

#### How Tall is the Tree?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pairs or small groups work together to determine the height of a tree using similar triangles. Learners make a judgement which direction to let a tree fall to avoid hitting any structures. They then write letters to the principal...
Unit Plan

#### 2 and 3 Dimensional Shapes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a similar approach to three dimensions. Pupils develop the relationship between areas of similar objects and see how they relate to the ratio of the sides. Building upon area formulas, small groups put together volume formulas for...
Unit Plan

#### Next Top Model

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Create a world of similar models. The geometry and measurement unit uses real-world scenarios to create models of familiar buildings and rooms. Scholars work with blueprints and scale models to compare areas and volumes between the...
Unit Plan

#### Catch Me If You Can!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Crime doesn't pay, but everyone can learn from it. Learners consider different situations involving mischief at a school, such as stink bombs and rockets, and analyze them using mathematics. They must apply trigonometry, quadratic...
Lesson Plan
Pace University

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Create a similar blueprint. The differentiated lesson has pupils work in teams to create a brochure, scale model, or blueprint of a selected house with some minor changes. Once finished, team members present their final projects to the...
Assessment
Concord Consortium

#### Proportional Representation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes the solution is all a matter of perspective. The short assessment task presents a problem to pupils that requires them to make sense of a diagram. Once learners see two similar triangles, the rest of the solution is solving a...
Assessment
Mathed Up!

#### Similar Shapes

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Similar shapes are all about the scale. Given seven problems, pupils use scale factors to determine measurements within similar shapes. While solving the problem, scholars also determine whether two figures are similar and use area and...
Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Target G

For Teachers 8th Standards
Transform the thinking of transformations with six sample items that illustrate the first four standards in the eighth grade geometry domain. Items use the coordinate plane to transform figures and analyze the relationship of the figures...
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Similar Figures

For Teachers 7th
How similar do figures have to be to be similar figures? Individuals learn to identify similar figures by verifying that angles are congruent and sides are proportional. Additionally, they match the corresponding parts of similar figures.
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Similar Triangles

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Pupils work in pairs to investigate what it takes to prove that two triangles are similar. They work through various shortcuts to find which are enough to show a similarity relationship between the triangles. Small groups work with the...
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Mathed Up!

#### Enlargements

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Make enlargements with and without centers. Pupils work through seven problems dealing with dilations or enlargements. The first couple items are strict enlargements without centers, while the others have centers. Class members also...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
Use the coordinate plane to show two figures are similar. The lesson incorporates congruence transformations and dilations to move a figure on to another figure. Pupils determine that if a similarity transformation exists between two...
Assessment
EngageNY

For Students 8th Standards
Everything the class knows about similarity in one small package. The last portion of a 16-part series is a three-question assessment. In it, pupils demonstrate their application of similar figures and their associated transformations.
Assessment
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Balanced Assessment

#### Square and Circle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To determine the dimensional change to quadruple the area, class members determine how to increase the dimensions of a square and a circle to increase the perimeter by a given factor. they then calculate the necessary factor to create...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Basic Properties of Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
Does the symmetry and transitive property apply to similarity? The 10th segment in a series of 16 presents the class with a group of explorations. The explorations have pairs show that similarity is both symmetrical and transitive. It...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### What Lies Behind “Same Shape”?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Develop a more precise definition of similar. The instructional activity begins with an informal definition of similar figures and develops the need to be more precise. The class learns about dilations and uses that knowledge to arrive...
Assessment
Inside Mathematics

#### Rhombuses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just what does it take to show two rhombuses are similar? The assessment task asks pupils to develop an argument to show that given quadrilaterals are rhombuses. Class members also use their knowledge of similar triangles to show two...