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Translation of Shapes
Geometers graph figure translations, find coordinates for transformed figures, and write rules to describe transformations presented. The 2-page learning exercise contains 14 problems, with answer key attached.
Transformations in the Coordinate Plane
Young mathematicians explore the concept of transformations by constructing a polygon on their calculator using lists. They transform the polygon using lists and reflect, rotate, translate, and dilate polygons.
Is This a Rectangle?
How do you show that something is a rectangle? This activity starts with four coordinate points and asks young geometers to explain whether they create a rectangle. Knowledge from both geometry and algebra come into play here, as well as, exploring many different approaches to solve this problem; making this a good small group activity. See how many solutions your class can find!
Unit Squares and Triangles
This is an interesting geometry problem. Given the figure, find the area of a triangle that is created by the intersecting lines. The solution requires one to use what he/she knows about coordinate geometry, as well as triangle and angle congruence, rigid motion, rotation, translation, and the distance formula. Challenge your learners to find the solution two different ways.
Math Journal: Functions and Coordinate Geometry
Fifth graders examine the many uses of coordinate grids. In this graphing lesson, 5th graders write data driven equations, discuss the x and y-axis, and determine if using 2 or 3 ordered pairs is better. Students complete several discussions and guided practices and then work independently on the worksheets provided within the unit.
Translations, Reflections, Rotations
Tenth graders explore translations, rotations and reflections of two dimensional objects. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders use transformation to move objects and shapes around on a coordinate plane. They create a hands on transformation using constructions paper and graph paper.
Tenth graders plot points on a coordinate plane. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders identify the different quadrants, plots points on a number line and coordinate plane and solve for the midpoint of line segments.
Translations, Reflections and Rotations
Fifth graders use the Internet to learn about translations, reflections and rotations. Students access the Transmographer program on the Internet, where they practice what they have learned. Students also complete a worksheet.
Exploring Quadratic Data Using Translation and Dilation
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.
Transformations on the Coordinate Plane
Ninth graders explore transformations on a Coordinate plane. For this transformation lesson, 9th graders predict the transformation that will occur in each situation. Students also explore the relationship between a picture and its image when it is flipped two different ways.
Transforming Snoopy Using Coordinates
Students graph coordinate points to create a picture of Snoopy. In this coordinate point lesson, students read a book and learn about Rene Descartes' invention, the coordinate grid. Students graph a surprise picture on Geometer's Sketchpad.
What is a Translation?
A translation means moving a figure to another location by sliding it. The figure, called the image, maintains its size and shape. You can move the image horizontally, vertically, or a combination of both.
Experiment with Transformations
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.
Coordinate Graphs, Translations and Reflections
Students perform translations and reflections. In this algebra lesson, students use the TI calculator to graph functions. They move the functions around on the coordinate plane using translation and reflection.
Translating Transformations in Geometry
Students create an image using given coordinates and evaluate how the coordinates change when a slide or rotation takes place.
Students perform transformations and translation on a coordinate plane. In this geometry lesson, students move shapes around on a graph identifying translation, image, and transformation. This lesson has an interactive part online that provides visual of these transformations.
Students perform translations on different polygons. In this geometry instructional activity, students create figures that will be used as an assessment to represent transformation. They perform hands on creation and relate it to the real world.
How Do You Use a Graph to Translate a Figure Horizontally?
Transformations. Learn a little bit of geometry. See how to translate a geometric figure on a coordinate plane horizontally by sliding it over. Simply pick a point on the figure and count the units you want to move it. Then repeat that for all the marked points.
Transformations on the Coordinate Plane - Teacher Notes
Young scholars explore transformations on the coordinate plane. In this transformations on the coordinate plane lesson plan, students use lists to stretch and shrink graphs of ordered pairs. Young scholars translate, rotate, and reflect figures throughout the coordinate plane.
Transformation and the Coordinate Plane
Students graph and plot on the coordinate plane. In this geometry worksheet, students perform transformation using different coordinate. They identify the type of transformation as it relates to polygons.