|The triangles (above) are congruent even though the 2nd triangle is turned upside down.|
The kids might enjoy watching a slide show from Scholastic Study Jams about Congruent Figures. Click on the link below.
~ Congruent Figures
- Distribute different shapes to students (paper, plastic, etc.). Have students find the shapes that are congruent.
- Give students tracing paper. Have them trace different shapes to make congruent figures.
- Have students use manipulatives to create congruent figures. They could use popsicle sticks, toothpicks, pretzels, etc.
- Have students use geoboards to create congruent shapes.
- Have students use dotted grid paper to create congruent shapes.
- Have students create congruent shapes with art materials. (crayons, colored pencils, drawing paper, construction paper, rulers, scissors, etc.)
Have fun with congruent figures!