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Are They Similar?
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In this problem, students are given a picture of two triangles that ...

In this problem, students are given a picture of two triangles that appear to be similar, but whose similarity cannot be proven without further information. Asking students to provide a sequence of similarity transformations that maps one triangle to the other focuses them on the work of standard G-SRT.2, using the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations.

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Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Trigonometry
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Bank Shot
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This task asks students to use similarity to solve a problem in ...

This task asks students to use similarity to solve a problem in a context that will be familiar to many, though most students are accustomed to using intuition rather than geometric reasoning to set up the shot.

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Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Trigonometry
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Instructional Material
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Calculating Volumes of Compound Objects
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This lesson unit is intended to help teahcers assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help teahcers assess how well students solve problems involving measurement, and in particular, to identify and help students who have the following difficulties; computing measurements using formulas; decomposing compound shapes into simpler ones; using right triangles and their properties to solve real-world problems.

Subject:
Geometry
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Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Catching the Perfect SAR Waves!
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Students learn the importance of the Pythagorean theorem as applied in radar ...

Students learn the importance of the Pythagorean theorem as applied in radar imaging. They use a sensor unit with IRED (infrared emitting diode) to measure triangle distances and the theorem to calculate and verify distances. Student groups calibrate the sensor units to ensure accurate distance measurements. A "pretend" outdoor radar imaging model is provided to groups for sensor unit testing.

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Education
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Luis Avila, Mounir Ben Ghalia
RET-ENET Program, Electrical Engineering Department,
Dilating a Line
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This task gives students the opportunity to verify that a dilation takes ...

This task gives students the opportunity to verify that a dilation takes a line that does not pass through the center to a line parallel to the original line, and to verify that a dilation of a line segment (whether it passes through the center or not) is longer or shorter by the scale factor.

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Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Trigonometry
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
The Four-Square Quilt
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In this activity, learners arrange triangles together to make patterns to create ...

In this activity, learners arrange triangles together to make patterns to create paper quilts. Learners experiment arranging the triangles in different ways to make various designs. Use this activity to illustrate how triangles can be combined to make other shapes, reflection, and the different types of triangles (isosceles, right, equilateral, scalene). This resource includes the quilt templates and shapes.

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Geometry
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Activities and Labs
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Exploratorium
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Science Snacks
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Exploratorium
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
National Science Foundation
The Exploratorium
G-MG Coins in a Circular Pattern
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This task complements ``Seven Circles'' I, II, and III. This is a ...

This task complements ``Seven Circles'' I, II, and III. This is a hands-on activity which students could work on at many different levels and the activity leads to many interesting questions for further investigation.

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Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Trigonometry
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
G-MG Seven Circles III
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This task provides an opportunity to model a concrete situation with mathematics. ...

This task provides an opportunity to model a concrete situation with mathematics. Once a representative picture of the situation described in the problem is drawn (the teacher may provide guidance here as necessary), the solution of the task requires an understanding of the definition of the sine function. When the task is complete, new insight is shed on the ``Seven Circles I'' problem which initiated this investigation as is noted at the end of the solution.

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Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Geometry Problems: Circles and Triangles
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties: solving problems by determining the lengths of the sides in right triangles; and finding the measurements of shapes by decomposing complex shapes into simpler ones. The lesson unit will also help students to recognize that there may be different approaches to geometrical problems, and to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of those approaches.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Grade 8 Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry
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Module 7 begins with work related to the Pythagorean Theorem and right ...

Module 7 begins with work related to the Pythagorean Theorem and right triangles.  Before the lessons of this module are presented to students, it is important that the lessons in Modules 2 and 3 related to the Pythagorean Theorem are taught (M2:  Lessons 15 and 16, M3:  Lessons 13 and 14).  In Modules 2 and 3, students used the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the unknown length of a right triangle.  In cases where the side length was an integer, students computed the length.  When the side length was not an integer, students left the answer in the form of x2=c, where c was not a perfect square number.  Those solutions are revisited and are the motivation for learning about square roots and irrational numbers in general.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Inscribing and Circumscribing Right Triangles
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students ...

This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems. In particular, it will help you identify and help students who have difficulty: decomposing complex shapes into simpler ones in order to solve a problem; bringing together several geometric concepts to solve a problem; and finding the relationship between radii of inscribed and circumscribed circles of right triangles.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)