Access Point #: MAFS.912.G-SRT.1.AP.2bArchived Access Point

Given two figures, determine whether they are similar and explain their similarity based on the equality of corresponding angles and the proportionality of corresponding sides.

Essential Understandings


  • Select two objects that are the same shape.
  • Select two objects that have different shapes.
  • Use appropriate tools as needed to duplicate a shape (e.g., wiki sticks, computers, interactive white boards, markers).
  • Given two shapes, label (identify, point to, mark,) the parts of the figures that are congruent.
  • Describe the characteristics of two figures that are the same.
  • Describe the characteristics of two figures that are different.
  • Understand the following concepts and vocabulary: similar, congruent, angles, corresponding and transformation.
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.G-SRT.1.AP.2b
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations. (Geometry - Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

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Related Courses

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1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12
1206300: Informal Geometry
1206310: Geometry
1206320: Geometry Honors
7912060: Access Informal Geometry
7912070: Access Liberal Arts Mathematics
1206315: Geometry for Credit Recovery
1207300: Liberal Arts Mathematics 1
7912065: Access Geometry

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