The Consequences of Similarity

Examine similarity through a lens of transformations. A creative question asks learners to explain the properties of the angles and sides of similar figures. They must use the definition of transformations to build their explanations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin with examples of similar figures described through a series of transformations
  • Record an example of similar figures and their characteristics in a concept map
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an understanding of proportions and congruence
Pros

  • Rubric includes examples of different levels of understanding
  • Question requires pupils to defend their answers
Cons

  • None
Common Core