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Flipped Math: Geometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine taking a complete geometry course remotely! Eleven units make up the My Geometry course. Each unit follows the Flipped-Mastery cycle of learning, divided into two semesters. Pupils watch and take notes on a video that details the...
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Mathematics Vision Project: Interactive Applets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ready, set, go! The Mathematics Vision Project provides a collection of 10 Interactive Applets that follow the progression of learning—to practice, develop, and solidify understanding. The interactives use engaging materials that include...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

What Are Similarity Transformations, and Why Do We Need Them?

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
It's time for your young artists to shine! Learners examine images to determine possible similarity transformations. They then provide a sequence of transformations that map one image to the next, or give an explanation why it is not...
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EngageNY

Properties of Similarity Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
You can explain it, but can you do it? After learners view a sequence of transformations, the next logical step is creating the transformation. Challenge your classes to construct a composition of transformations and verify the...
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University of Utah

Geometry: Transformations, Congruence, and Similarity

For Students 8th Standards
Rigid motions are to congruence as what are to similarity? Investigate properties of rigid motions and define congruence in terms of rigid motions with the ninth chapter of a 10-part eighth grade workbook series. The lesson then prompts...
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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...
Worksheet
Curated OER

Dilations and Similarity

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
In this dilations and similarity worksheet, pupils solve 10 different problems that include various dilations. First, they determine the scale factor of dilations found in the illustrated graphs. Then, everyone determines the coordinates...
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Curated OER

Similarity and Dilations - Discover Properties of Similar Figures

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners investigate properties of similar figures. In this properties of similar figures lesson, pupils construct similar figures using Cabri Jr. They dilate their figure to create a similar one, and discuss the relationships between...
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EngageNY

Similarity

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Learn similarity through a transformations lens! Individuals examine the effects of transformations and analyze the properties of similarity, and conclude that any image that can be created through transformations is similar. The...
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Illustrative Mathematics

Similar Triangles

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Proving triangles are similar is often an exercise in applying one of the many theorems young geometers memorize, like the AA similarity criteria. But proving that the criteria themselves are valid from basic principles is a great...
Unit Plan
Massachusetts Department of Education

Similarity through Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Create the ultimate miniature golf course. The 93-page model curriculum unit from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education contains nine lessons on understanding similarity in terms of both Euclidean geometry...
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EngageNY

Informal Proof of AA Criterion for Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
What does it take to show two triangles are similar? The 11th segment in a series of 16 introduces the AA Criterion for Similarity. A discussion provides an informal proof of the theorem. Exercises and problems require scholars to apply...
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Curated OER

Transformational Geometry Using the Geometer's Sketchpad

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a webquest on the various types of symmetry. Using a computer, they explore the concepts of transformational geometry and identify points, segments, lines and planes. They experiment with the rotation of a quadrilateral...
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Georgia Department of Education

Analytic Geometry Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are you looking for a comprehensive review that addresses the Common Core standards for geometry? This is it! Instruction and practice problems built specifically for standards are included. The material includes geometry topics from...
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Discovery Education

Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade...
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EngageNY

Mid-Module Assessment Task - Geometry (Module 1)

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
How do you prepare class members for the analytical thinking they will need in the real world? An assessment requires the higher order thinking they need to be successful. The module focuses on the concept of rigid transformations...
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Corbett Maths

Congruent and Similar Shapes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
By definition, a congruent shape remains similar, but similar shapes may or may not be congruent. Scholars watch a video explaining the sometimes-confusing concept. Practice problems ensure pupils demonstrate their understanding to...
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EngageNY

Are All Parabolas Similar?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Congruence and similarity apply to functions as well as polygons. Learners examine the effects of transformations on the shape of parabolas. They determine the transformation(s) that produce similar and congruent functions.
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Virginia Department of Education

Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The coordinate plane is a popular place! Identify rotations, reflections, and dilations on the coordinate plane. Pupils work in small groups to match transformations of a figure with the description of the transformation. They perform...
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Mathematics Assessment Project

Representing and Combining Transformations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Transform your learners into master geometers with an activity that asks them to first complete an assessment task drawing the result after transformation of a given shape in the coordinate plane. They then use cards to represent...
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Curated OER

Transformations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
In this transformations worksheet, pupils draw the transformations of the triangles and parallelograms in graphs. They complete four drawings.
Unit Plan
EngageNY

Complex Numbers and Transformations

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Your learners combine their knowledge of real and imaginary numbers and matrices in an activity containing thirty lessons, two assessments (mid-module and end module), and their corresponding rubrics. Centered on complex numbers and...
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Education Development Center

Similar Triangles

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Model geometric concepts through a hands-on approach. Learners apply similar triangle relationships to solve for an unknown side length. Before they find the solution, they describe the transformation to help identify corresponding sides.
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Discovery Education

Exploring Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...