Learning Intentions (Objectives)
1) Students will develop similarity theorems through discovery.
2) Students will understand similarity in terms of proportionality.
Rationale (Diagnostic Results)
You may struggle to identify congruent or similar triangles and often forget what those words mean. In problems with more than one triangle, you may automatically conclude that the triangles are either congruent or similar without giving any evidence.
Standards Addressed in the Lesson
- Explore (Similarity)
- Watch (Similarity)
- Practice (Matching)
- Explore (Midsegment Theorem)
- Try This! (Midsegment Theorem)
- Practice 2
- Watch and Reflect