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Congruence of plane figures
From the AMSI TIMES project, this resource explains the meaning of congruence and demonstrates the various proofs for triangles to be congruent. There are exercises and references too.
|Year level(s)||Year 8|
|Purpose||Content knowledge, Teaching resource, Student task|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||Congruent, Quadrilateral, Side, Angle, Triangle, Transformation, Plane shape|
|Curriculum connections||Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Space|
|Topics||Angles and geometric reasoning|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Identify the conditions for congruence and similarity of triangles and explain the conditions for other sets of common shapes to be congruent or similar, including those formed by transformations
Establish properties of quadrilaterals using congruent triangles and angle properties, and solve related problems explaining reasoning
Understanding geometric properties (P6, P7)
Proportional thinking (P6)
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