# Exploring Similar Figures Worksheets

What Characteristics Do Similar Figures Share? Polygons are defined as the two-dimensional closed figures that have straight sides. Every figure or shape that has finite sides and exhibits straight is included as polygons. Circles are not categorized as polygons as they have curved sides. Similar polygons are those that share the exact same shape but of different sizes. Even if one of the two polygons is flipped or rotated, they still will be called similar polygons. At first, the flipped or rotated shape might look different, but they still share the same structure and sometimes even size. In similar polygons, the measurement of the angle remains the same. No matter how much you increase or decrease, enlarge, or shrink the polygon, the angles do not change. It one angle of a triangle measures 70 degrees, then the same angle in a similar triangle will also measure 70 degrees.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through determining corresponding angles in similar figures.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates that if the measures of the angles are equal, the sides are in proportion. The angles of triangle ABC triangle PQR have the same angle measurement, but the length of sides is different. The sides are in ratio.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of the Similar Figures.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students determine the Similar Figures in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Similar Figures.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to understand similar figures.

• ### Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Answer Key Part 2

Answers for lessons and both practice sheets.

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