Ch 7: Similar Polygons Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Similar Polygons chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the Pythagorean Theorem, the angle bisector theorem and other topics. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Similar Polygons chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples;
Geometric Mean: Definition and Formula;
Angle Bisector Theorem: Definition and Example
Examples of proportion and ratio and their applications to real life;
The contrast between the geometric mean and the arithmetic mean;
Identifying angle bisectors
Tuesday Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples;
Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples;
Similar Triangles and the AA Criterion
Explaining proportions and calculating missing sides;
Using same angles and similar polygons;
Similarity transformations and similar triangles
Wednesday The Transitive Property of Similar Triangles;
Triangle Proportionality Theorem: Definition and Examples
The process of applying this property to similar triangles;
Solving problems by applying the triangle proportionality theorem
Thursday Constructing Similar Polygons: Process and Examples;
Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems and Proofs
The process of drawing similar polygons;
Finding the properties of a right triangle
Friday The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application;
The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases
Applying the Pythagorean Theorem;
The relationship between the law of cosines and the Pythagorean Theorem

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Similar Polygons Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

1. Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how ratios and proportions are related. Also, learn how ratios and proportions are used in real life and how you can apply them to yours.

Geometric Mean: Definition and Formula

2. Geometric Mean: Definition and Formula

Watch this video lesson to learn how different the geometric mean is from the arithmetic mean, or average, that we are all so familiar with. Learn in what circumstance the geometric mean is preferred. Also, learn the formula and how to use it.

Angle Bisector Theorem: Definition and Example

3. Angle Bisector Theorem: Definition and Example

Watch this video lesson and learn how you can use the angle bisector theorem to help you find the lengths of missing sides. Also learn how you can identify an angle bisector just by looking at the lengths of the sides of a triangle.

Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples

4. Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples

Learn how you can use proportions to find missing sides and how to increase or decrease the sizes of objects to create models of them in this video lesson.

Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

5. Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

Watch this video to learn what makes two polygons similar to each other. You'll also learn the one distinguishing aspect of similar polygons and see an example of how to compare two polygons.

The Transitive Property of Similar Triangles

6. The Transitive Property of Similar Triangles

Watch this video lesson and you will understand what the transitive property is and how it applies to similar triangles. Watch as we apply the transitive property to three similar triangles.

Triangle Proportionality Theorem

7. Triangle Proportionality Theorem

Watch this video lesson to learn all about the triangle proportionality theorem and how you can use this interesting theorem to help you solve problems. Learn how a parallel line can create sides that are proportional to each other.

Constructing Similar Polygons

8. Constructing Similar Polygons

This lesson will teach you how to construct similar polygons, which are very useful in many quantitative fields. You'll learn that all of this has something to do with, of all things, snowflakes!

Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs

9. Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs

In this lesson, you will learn about the properties of and theorems associated with right triangles, which have a wide range of applications in math and science. Specifically, we will discuss and prove the Pythagorean theorem and the right triangle altitude theorem. Let's get started.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

10. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

11. The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

The Pythagorean Theorem is a famous theorem for right triangles. Watch this video to learn how the Pythagorean Theorem relates to the law of cosines and how the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem can help you identify right triangles.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support