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Young scholars use what they have learned to explain and apply their knowledge of tessellations in order to create a rotational transformation.
Tenth graders have been introduced to the concepts of translation, reflection, and rotation, and have practiced translating, reflecting, and rotating two-dimensional objects on the coordinate plane.
Students are introduced to the concepts of translation, reflection, and rotation. They practice translating, reflecting, and rotating two-dimensional objects on the coordinate plane. students use computers to learn about the three concepts.
Fifth graders investigate the symmetry of pattern block shapes. Students, working in groups determine whether each shape has line symmetry, rotational symmetry or both kinds of symmetry. Students determine how many lines of symmetry the figure has
Young scholars analyze lines of symmetry and rotational symmetry in designs. They practice dividing a shape along its line(s) of symmetry and discuss the relationship between lines of symmetry and number of sides as well as rotations.
Students identify translation, rotation and reflection. In this geometry instructional activity, students identify the different properties of shapes on a coordinate plane. They identify translations in the real world.
Eighth graders explore geometry by utilizing a document camera. In this symmetry lesson, 8th graders discuss the y and x axis and practice rotating specific geometric shapes on a grid. Students utilize a camera to photograph the rotations of these images and share them with the class.
Seventh graders perform rotation and reflection of triangles. In this geometry lesson, 7th graders identify the properties of quadrilaterals and triangles. They move the shapes around horizontally and vertically on a coordinate plane.
Students investigate the rigid motions of reflection, rotation, translation, and dilation. This investigation be accomplished through classroom instruction and exploration using Geometer's Sketchpad.
Creativity is endless when your mathematicians take a simple image and use transformations to create their own poster inspired by geometry. While certain rotations and reflections are required, learners will be able to create ten new images by flipping, moving, spinning, and zooming their original using Word. Your artists will create clues on how they came to the new image and see if other classmates can figure out which image belongs with that clue. A fun activity that practices transformation vocabulary and incorporates a computer-based assignment.
Rotations, reflections, and translations are explored as geometers rotate through three different stations and develop their own definitions for these terms. Afterward, they work in small groups to classify different figures based on their definitions.
Students solve problems with reflections and rotation. In this geometry lesson plan, students identify shapes using rotation, translation and reflection. They apply all these properties using a coordinate plane.
Students participate in a challenge to construct a rotation sensor with the highest degree of accuracy and repeatability. They conduct computer analysis of their sensor using repeated trial.
Rotate it, reflect it, and slide it! This lesson plan gives your geometers an opportunity to explore transformations in the coordinate plane. Working in small groups, learners travel to four stations with a figure you have assigned them to draw. Each station presents a set of instructions to perform specific transformations and translations on their figure. One station uses patty paper to perform the transformations, one uses graph paper, another uses MIRA boards or transparencies, and the last uses geometry software such as Geometer's Sketchpad or Geogebra. If geometry software isn't available, you can modify the lesson plan to include only three stations. After completing all stations, students discuss their results and reflect on their findings.  
Fourth graders investigate the concept of geometric patterning. They create their own patterns with a few basic requirements. The patterns must illustrate the concepts of flipping, 90 and 180 degree rotations. The collages also consist of an overlap combination of colors.
High schoolers experiment with complex numbers to see which properties of real numbers apply to the system of complex numbers and practice computations. The study of these properties is first explored by looking at rotational transformations and completing a chart of the rotations. This lesson plan is then extended to looking at complex numbers and their properties. 
Learn about the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, Rotational Hex Design. This image-rich presentation provides a comprehensive description of the origin and meaning behind these interesting totems. Instructions to create these symmetrical geometric wonders are included. 
Pupils explore the concept of rotations. In this rotation lesson, students draw figures on translucent paper and rotate them a certain number of degrees. Pupils practice rotations by rotating figures any number of degrees between 0 and 360.
Third graders participate in a hands-on demonstration of the rotation of the earth around the sun. They identify the equator and the North and South Poles on a Styrofoam ball and then spin the ball on a pencil while they also revolve around the teacher who represents the sun.
Use this math instructional activity to have your learners practice constructing a reflection of a shape drawn on a grid by using rotation. This simple instructional activity has six problems for the pupils to solve, and includes and answer sheet.

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