# Mathematics / Year 8 / Measurement and Geometry / Geometric reasoning

Curriculum content descriptions

Define congruence of plane shapes using transformations (ACMMG200)

Elaborations
• understanding the properties that determine congruence of triangles and recognising which transformations create congruent figures
• establishing that two figures are congruent if one shape lies exactly on top of the other after one or more transformations (translation, reflection, rotation), and recognising that the matching sides and the matching angles are equal
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Congruence (Geometry)

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