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Grade 8, Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures Item Slide Shows

For Teachers 8th Standards
Ten resources make up a collection of student and teacher-friendly slides that prepare eighth graders for the Smarter Balance assessment. Learners review rational and irrational numbers, convert repeating decimals to fractions, as well...
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EngageNY Grade 8 Math Module 3: Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
The concept of similarity is the focus of a module designed to boost eighth grader's math skills. Scholars examine the Fundamental Theorem of Similarity, dilations, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The module consists of 14 lessons and two...
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How Much Proof Do We Need?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are two angles enough? Given two triangles, the class determines through the definition of similarity and transformations whether the two triangles are similar. Provided with pairs of triangles and measurements, small groups find out...
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Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This amazingly extensive unit covers a wealth of geometric ground, ranging from constructions to angle properties, triangle theorems, rigid transformations, and fundamentals of formal proofs.  Each of the almost-forty lessons is broken...
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Verifying Dilation

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Working in pairs, geometry students will construct a dilation and consider the properties associated with the similar figures that are created to verify the properties of dilation. This activity can be done using dot or graph paper and...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Grades 7-8 Solving Equations

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Human Tree: Dilations

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Look at dilations exponentially. Using a fractal from a museum exhibit, the installment from the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces the term dilation. The presenter points out that dilations can make images either smaller or...
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Module 4: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Right you are to use a great resource. Starting with a lesson on dilations, scholars learn about similarity transformations and similar triangles. They use the knowledge to develop an understanding of right triangle trigonometry in later...
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Human Tree: Ratios

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Create a personal tree. By visiting an exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics, the resource introduces the idea of fractals. The exhibit takes an image of the person and creates a tree by repeating scaled images on the shoulders...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target O

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Trigger an increased understanding of trigonometry. Young mathematicians answer a set of questions that require finding trigonometric ratios using similarity and solving real-world problems involving trigonometry. The questions all come...
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Similar Shapes Sides

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scale up a lesson on similarity. Young mathematicians watch a video that investigates the sides of similar figures. They see how to calculate missing sides from the given measures using scale factors.
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Symbolic Similarity

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
How many things does one transformation tell you? Learners compare and contrast the graphs of different parent functions with the same transformation. Using a rational and absolute value function, pupils identify key features of their...
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Teaching Geometry Through Play

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Puzzle your way through to a new understanding of area. Scholars learn about the area of polygons through equidecomposability, the idea that polygons that can be decomposed into the same set of pieces have the same area. By using...
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SSS Similarity Theorem: Lesson

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Judging by the sides, things appear similar. A portion of a larger playlist on geometry introduces the Side-Side-Side Similarity Theorem. The video shows how to use the lengths of sides to determine whether triangles are similar.
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Similar Polygons and Scale Factors: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Develop an understanding of the scale of similarity. Starting with the concept of congruency, the resource introduces the idea of similarity between two figures. As part of a larger playlist on geometry, it defines similarity and uses...
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Triangle AA Similarity: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Two sets of congruent angles leads to three. Using diagrams of two triangles, the presentation intuitively shows that if two sets of angles are congruent, the third set is too. The portion of a geometry playlist uses that information to...
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SAS Similarity Theorem: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
When given two sides and an angle, make similar triangles. The video describes the SAS Similarity Theorem. Using the theorem, the segment of a larger geometry playlist determines whether two triangles are similar.