Instructional Activity# Similar Triangles on the Same Line

Lesson 10. Unit 2. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources20 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 10, Unit 2, Grade 8. In this activity, students explain why certain triangles with one side along the same line are similar. This fact about the triangles will be used to define the slope of the line. Students may show that the triangles are similar by describing a sequence of transformations and dilations. Alternatively, they may use the fact that grid lines are parallel and use what they know about the angles where a transverse meets a pair of parallel lines.