Monday, October 3, 2011

Geometry - What Are Congruent Figures?

Congruent Figures

Congruent figures are figures that have exactly the same shape and size.

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

Suggested Activities:
  • 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.
                      Download dotted paper here.

  • Have students create congruent shapes with art materials. (crayons, colored pencils, drawing paper, construction paper, rulers, scissors, etc.)  

Have fun with congruent figures!


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