Similar Polygons Activity
(1) Use the diagram to sketch two similar quadrilaterals in your notes. (2) Label the angle measures of the corresponding angles of your polygons. (3) Give the scale factor that you chose (using the slider) between your polygons. (4) Write a proportion comparing one pair of corresponding side lengths of your polygons. Then cross multiply to verify that ratios are equivalent. (5) Write a ratio comparing the perimeter of the polygon on the right to the perimeter of the polygon on the left. Use a calculator to simplify this ratio. What did you notice? Change the polygon on the right (by dragging one or more of its vertices) and repeat questions 1-5 for these new polygons.
Be prepared to show your diagrams and answers to the questions above on the document camera in class tomorrow.