Folding Sculptures: A Focus on Surface Area and Scale Drawings

Middle School Math

Congruency and Transformations in Landscape Architecture

image showing examples of bushes used in landscaping

In this landscaping example, a specific type of bush has been taken and planted five times in a row. The bush has been translated five times. This creates an image of congruency, symmetry and beauty.

Each of the bushes is congruent in shape and size. Translating the bush has not changed the shape and size. The same is true in geometry when shapes are translated, rotated and reflected. They remain congruent.

With this knowledge of transformations, we can use transformations to show that two figures are congruent.

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