MA.912.GR.2.8

Apply an appropriate transformation to map one figure onto another to justify that the two figures are similar.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes showing that the corresponding sides are proportional, and the corresponding angles are congruent.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206310: Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206320: Geometry Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206315: Geometry for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7912065: Access Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.912.GR.2.AP.8: Identify an appropriate transformation to map one figure onto another to show that the two figures are similar.

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Formative Assessments

Justifying a Proof of the AA Similarity Theorem:

Students are asked to justify statements of a proof of the AA Similarity Theorem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Prove the AA Similarity Theorem:

Students will indicate a complete proof of the AA Theorem for triangle similarity.

Type: Formative Assessment

Proving Similarity:

Students are asked to explain similarity in terms of transformations.

Type: Formative Assessment

Showing Similarity:

Students are asked to use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to determine whether or not two quadrilaterals are similar.

Type: Formative Assessment

To Be or Not To Be Similar:

Students are asked to use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to determine whether or not two triangles are similar.

Type: Formative Assessment

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Making Candy: Uniform Scaling:

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Text Resource

Math for Hungry Birds:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. A new study indicates that the flying patterns of hunting albatrosses may resemble mathematical designs called fractals. This article describes the basics of fractals and why scientists think the albatross may hunt in such patterns. As it turns out, many animals may use math to find food!

Type: Text Resource

MFAS Formative Assessments

Justifying a Proof of the AA Similarity Theorem:

Students are asked to justify statements of a proof of the AA Similarity Theorem.

Prove the AA Similarity Theorem:

Students will indicate a complete proof of the AA Theorem for triangle similarity.

Proving Similarity:

Students are asked to explain similarity in terms of transformations.

Showing Similarity:

Students are asked to use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to determine whether or not two quadrilaterals are similar.

To Be or Not To Be Similar:

Students are asked to use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to determine whether or not two triangles are similar.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Making Candy: Uniform Scaling:

Don't be a shrinking violet. Learn how uniform scaling is important for candy production.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Making Candy: Uniform Scaling:

Don't be a shrinking violet. Learn how uniform scaling is important for candy production.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast