Similar figures have the same shape, but may have different sizes. Figures are similar if the lengths of corresponding sides have the same ratio. The shapes in the triangular patterns are similar to each other. The shapes in the trapezoidal pattern are not similar to each other because the lengths of corresponding sides do not have the same ratio.
Similarity using the Brainingcamp Pattern Blocks virtual manipulative.
Brainingcamp virtual manipulatives can be used anywhere with no setup, cleanup, or lost parts. They are highly effective at engaging today’s digital learners and helping them bringing abstract math concepts to life.
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