Carol noticed that all of the stars on the American flag were the same size and shape. She realized that the stars were congruent figures.


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Figures that have the same shape and size are called congruent figures.
Click on all of the shapes.



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Look at these figures and see if you can pick congruent figures. Click yes if the figures are congruent and no if the figures are not congruent.

1. Yes: No: 5. Yes: No:
2. Yes: No: 6. Yes: No:
3. Yes: No: 7. Yes: No:
4. Yes: No: 8. Yes: No:

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Look at the shapes to the right. In the box below explain why these two shapes are congruent.


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Look at these two shapes that are not congruent. In the box below, explain why these shapes are not congruent.


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Carol also noticed on the American flag that the short stripes were congruent and the long stripes were also congruent. Get a piece of paper and draw a picture of the flag. Make sure your stars and stripes are congruent.


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