Similar Triangles transformations
- Jed Butler
Use the Sliders to transform the inside triangle. Take note of how the pieces change position relative to their original state. (It is suggested to only do one transformation at a time).
1) When you translate the triangle, how are the new positions related to their original (is the left side still on the left, etc.)? 2) When do you think line AC is parallel to its corresponding segment from the smaller triangle? (Rotate, or reflect) 3) Describe the symmetry or relationship between the corresponding parts when you reflect versus when you rotate the triangle.