Introduce Similarity

  1. Introduce similarities and what they really mean and represent.
  2. Introduce ratios and proportions. Have the students work on how to solve them and simplify.

Tips and Tools

Students may work through an exercise on similarity and triangles.

Highlight Mathematical Practice 6, Attend to Precision on the Mathematical Practices Rubric.

Have teams begin to track their progress on the Project Milestones Checklist.

Teach teams to use a modified form of the Critical Friends Protocol to encourage high quality feedback:

  •  “I like…”
  • “I wonder…”
  • “I suggest…”

Have students enter their observations (what they learned, what they need to learn, etc) in their Daily Learning Logs