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# Transformations + Similarity

Lesson 3 of 8

## Objective: SWBAT use the properties of similarity transformations to establish the AA criterion for two triangles to be similar.

#### Do Now

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This Do Now will require students to use their knowledge of transformations, more specifically dilations, in order to enlarge a photograph with given coordinates. This is a pre-requisite skill that requires students to use repeated reasoning by connecting a prior topic with a new applied situation (MP 8). The do now provides you with an opportunity to review how to dilate a shape on the coordinate plane, and will reinforce that a dilation produces an image that is not congruent to the pre-image.

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The Activity-Homework requires students to work through multiple choice and open response questions focusing on similar triangles with an emphasis on AA criterion, SSS and also the use of transformations to show that shapes are similar.

The Exit Ticket is a straight-forward formative assessment of students' knowledge of writing similarity statements and also identifying AA criterion. Teachers can ask students to explain their answers with justification, almost like a proof, if time allows in class (MP 3).

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Thanks Stephanie...your pages really help me narrow down how I should teach this lesson for an upcoming evaluation. Teachers Rock!

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Geometry: Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles
- UNIT 2: Line-sanity!
- UNIT 3: Transformers and Transformations
- UNIT 4: Tremendous Triangles
- UNIT 5: Three Triangle Topics
- UNIT 6: Pretty Polygons
- UNIT 7: MidTerm Materials
- UNIT 8: Circles
- UNIT 9: 3-D Shapes and Volume
- UNIT 10: Sweet Similar Shapes
- UNIT 11: Trig Trickery
- UNIT 12: Finally Finals

- LESSON 1: Discovering Similar Triangles
- LESSON 2: More Discovering Similar Triangles
- LESSON 3: Transformations + Similarity
- LESSON 4: 2 Triangles in 1
- LESSON 5: Arabic Surveying Project
- LESSON 6: Proving Pythagoras' Theorem
- LESSON 7: Review Day for Sweet Similar Shapes
- LESSON 8: Assessment for Sweet Similar Shapes