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Similar Triangles

For Students 9th - 10th
Although a rather complicated topic, this video manages to clearly explain the concept of solving problems involving similar triangles. It employs problem solving to determine whether two figures are similar triangles. In addition, it...
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Similar Triangles (Part 2)

For Students 9th - 10th
Building on concepts in the first part of the series on similar triangles, installment number two explores how to find the values for given angles in a triangle. These problems are solved by using algebra and ratios. A step-by-step...
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How Do You Find a Scale Factor in Similar Figures?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Three angles of one triangle are equal to the corresponding angles in another triangle. Use a ratio of corresponding sides to find the scale factor. Actually, there are two scale factor values. The instructor will explain how to get both...
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How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and...
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How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and...
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How Do You Find a Scale Factor in Similar Figures?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Three angles of one triangle are equal to the corresponding angles in another triangle. Use a ratio of corresponding sides to find the scale factor. Actually, there are two scale factor values. The instructor will explain how to get both...
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What are Similar Figures?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Similar figures have the same shape, the same corresponding angles, but different lengths of their corresponding sides. The teacher explains just what all that means. She demonstrates how to compare the two shapes to prove they are similar.
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Dihedral Figures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers perform transformations. In this web based lesson, students explore dihedral figures. They use the web tools to translate, rotate, and reflect figures. Pupils identify lines of symmetry.
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Visual Analogies

For Students 4th - 8th
Here are four questions which require learners to examine four pairs of visual analogies and then choose a figure that completes a missing part of an analogy that is the same as the one shown. They then get to create their own visual...
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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 plan, pupils construct similar figures using Cabri Jr. They dilate their figure to create a similar one, and discuss the relationships...
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How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Proportion?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Two similar triangles have the same angles, but their legs have different lengths. This means their angles are congruent, and thusly, their corresponding sides are congruent. So there is a missing measurement that needs to be found. Set...
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Proportions and Similar Figures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Duane demonstrates how to find a missing length in figures that are similar. In this example he uses two similar triangles.
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Exploring Similarity Using Scale Drawings

For Teachers 10th
Learners explore scale factor as they create a scale drawing of a box, then determine the surface area and volume of the original and the scale drawing. The one page worksheet contains activities and procedures with four questions.   
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Finding Volume of Similar Figures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the Volumes of Similar Figures. They investigate the relationship between corresponding sides and evaluate the volume of similar figures. Pupils record their findings on various activity...
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Similar Figures

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your class will use a TI calculator to drag vertices of rectangles and triangles to observe what happens to ratios of pairs of sides within each figure. They will apply the definition of similarity to identify similar shapes. The lesson...
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Similar Figures

For Students 10th
In this geometry learning exercise students explore similar polygons and determine measure of missing sides and angles. Students use indirect measurement with similar triangles and determine the area and volume of similar figures. The...
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Lesson 3-5: Proportions and Similar Figures

For Students 9th - 12th
For this similar figures worksheet, students use proportions to solve 6 short answer and multiple choice questions.  Students use proportions to answer questions about map scales and height of trees given shadow lengths.
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Proportions 1

For Students 9th - 11th
In this proportion worksheet, students find the missing side of 4 shapes that are similar to their mate. Shapes include triangles and quadrilaterals,. In the second part of the worksheet, students use the scale factor to find missing...
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SAT Problem Solving Practice Test 02

For Students 11th - 12th
In this problem solving instructional activity, students solve a variety of problems.  Problems include topics such as rate, time, similar figures, volume, and functions.  This one-page instructional activity contains ten multiple-choice...
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Finding Area of Similar Figures

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the concept of finding area of similar figures. In this finding area of similar figures activity, students use pattern blocks to construct similar figures. Students trace their construction and find the area. Students...
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Similar Figures

For Students 7th - 9th
For this similar figure worksheet, students identify objects that are similar. They draw polygons according to instructions and determine their similarity. This one-page worksheet contains four multi-step problems.
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Congruent and Similar Figures

For Teachers 2nd
Group that class and get them classifying and sorting figures as congruent or similar. They use magazines to identify and label similar and congruent figures, cutting out images and placing c or s next to each image.
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Scaling Figures Two

For Students 5th - 8th
In this similar figures activity, students find the missing side of the larger figure when the smaller figure's sides are given. Students complete 4 problems.
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Soda Cans

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students identify and use properties of similar figures. In this geometry lesson, students use proportions of the sides of triangles to solve triangular relationships. They use soda can as their visuals.