Make a centre crease down the length of the paper then open it up.
Next fold one corner over and onto the centre crease so that the fold line passes through the corner next to it (on the short side of the paper).
Which rectangles are exactly the same (congruent)?
Which rectangles are similar?
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Look at this square divided into four pieces : two identical triangles and two identical trapezia.
The edge of length 3 from each triangle matches with the edge of length 3 from a trapezium so that the four pieces from the square now occupy a rectangular space.
The square had side length 8 […]
How many rectangles can you make with perimeter 12 units?
What do you know about rectangles? What is the smallest rectangle that you can […]
.GROUP ACTIVITY – groups of 4
Cut out 16 cards and mix them up.
Give each member of the group 4 cards. They must give their cards to other members of the […]
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The first of these examples shows a symmetrical arrangement, the second […]