Similarity 2

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SWBAT determine if two figures are similar.

Big Idea

BIG QUESTION OF THE DAY: How can I tell if two figures are similar?

Warm Up

10 minutes

Each day, students complete a warm-up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click here.

Play of the Day

40 minutes


10 minutes

For the huddle in this lesson, I like to talk about #10, #11, and #12, each of which pushes kids' understanding of similarity in different ways. For #12 in particular, I ask kids to read EXACTLY what is written on their papers, and put it under the document camera for other kids to evaluate.


15 minutes

Homework is to be completed at home and should take students approximately 15 minutes.