Instructional Activity# Congruent Ovals

Lesson 13. Unit 1. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 13, Unit 1, Grade 8. In this activity, students begin to explore the subtleties of congruence for curved shapes. Make sure that students provide a solid mathematical argument for the shapes which are congruent, beyond saying that they look the same. Providing a viable argument, MP3, requires careful thinking about the meaning of congruence and the structure of the shapes. Monitor for groups who use precise language of transformations as they attempt to move one traced oval to match up perfectly with another. Invite them to share their reasoning during the discussion.