This Modeling Using Similarity lesson plan also includes:
How do you find the lengths of items that cannot be directly measured? The 13th installment in a series of 16 has pupils use the similarity content learned in an earlier resource to solve real-world problems. Class members determine whether enough information is present to show triangles are similar and use properties of similarity to find unknown measurements.
- Provide opportunities for individuals to recognize the similar triangles in the problems
- The class should be familiar with finding missing parts of proportions
- Requires understanding of the relationships between corresponding sides in similar figures
- The resource provides diagrams to be used with the problems
- Answer key shows the correct proportion needed to arrive at the solutions