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- Beaufort, SC
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Middle schoolers identify polygons and determine if the polygon is convex or concave. They compare polygons and discuss what makes each similar to the other. Pupils create tessellations with regular polygons, and identify a translation, reflection, and rotation on a coordinate grid. Learners identify characteristics of polygons and complete a chart. They compare interior angles to exterior angles.
Can you translate a graph? Using the packet and its step-by-step instructions, the class is taught how to translate parent functions. They will practice translating functions graphically and algebraically. Then they shift absolute value, quadratic, and exponential graphs.
Mathematicians analyze the vertex form of a parabola and find an approximate fit of a model. They explain the quadratic parabola function and its properties by developing quadratic models. They use translation and dilation to change the general parabola. PDF downloads of the lab activity are included.
Twelfth graders explore transforming matrices representing figures in the coordinate plane by entering data points of figures such as triangles and quadrilaterals into a matrix. Learners dilate, rotate, reflect, and translate the figures by multiplying by translation matrices.