Blue Squares and Beyond—Linking Length, Perimeter, Area, and Volume

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The definition of similar to a mathematician is a little different than the average person. The first in a sequence of four lessons asks learners to investigates the criteria for similar figures. They compare side lengths between similar figures and the ratios of their areas.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to create a rectangle of any size; have their partners create a rectangle that is similar
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a solid understanding of ratios and proportions
  • Requires laptops with Internet access to complete the activity
Pros

  • Includes guiding questions to help facilitate the lesson
  • Provides an assessment option following the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core