Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Geometry - What Are Similiar Figures?

Similar Figures are figures that have the same shape, but not necessarily the same size.

Here is a cool slide show from Scholastic Study Jams that explains more about similar figures. Click on the link below.

~ Similar Figures

Suggested Activities:

  • Distribute different shapes to students (paper, plastic, etc.). Have students find the shapes that are similar. 

  • Have students use manipulatives to create similar figures. They could use popsicle sticks, craft sticks, toothpicks, pretzels, etc.
  • Have students use geoboards to create similar shapes. 

  • Have students use dotted grid paper to create similar shapes.
                      Download dotted paper here.

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

Have fun with math!

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