Grade 5

While students work on this headline story, encourage them to explain how they came up with their facts about the sketch.

What can you say about the figures in this picture?

- There are 5 triangles in the picture.
- Four triangles seem congruent and the fifth is similar, to each of them.
- Its area is four times greater than the area of each of the smaller triangles.
- Each of its sides is twice as long as the corresponding side of a smaller triangle.
- There are three parallelograms in the picture and 3 trapezoids.
- It looks like there are 3 pairs of parallel segments.

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