Congruent and Similar Shapes

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 continue their progress in mastering geometry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a Venn diagram comparing congruent and similar shapes
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of shapes, angles, lengths, and transformations
Pros
  • Video requires very little class time
  • Provides an answer key
Cons
  • None
Common Core