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Lesson Plan
Math by Design

Transformations – Reflections

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Scholars use interactive resources to figure out how to mathematically draw a reflection of a geometric shape viewed in a mirror. To conclude the activity, class members are asked to deduce the result of multiple reflections across...
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Interactive3:21
Scholastic

Study Jams! Transformations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Flip, spin, and shift with this vocabulary-rich video on transformations. Learners watch different movements and see how to move an object without affecting its size. The video follows with a multiple choice assessment that...
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Worksheet
University of North Texas

Math Exam 1 Review

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Perfect as a review guide, this instructional activity provides a range of questions focusing on functions. Topics include composing functions, transformations, domains, and polynomials. Also included are corresponding worksheets...
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Handout
Modesto Junior College

Graphical Transformations of Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transform your knowledge from average to excellent with this comprehensive guide to function transformations. All of the types of shifts, stretches, and reflections are included with an explanation and coordinating graph to show...
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Activity
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Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Dr. Seuss in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th Standards
Explore the works of Dr. Seuss, such as Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches and Egg, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Each story lesson includes reading...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem Using Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Middle and high schoolers construct a triangle using Cabri Jr. They construct squares on each of the legs and hypotenuse of the triangle. Pupils show that the area of the squares on the leg equal the area of the square on the hypotenuse.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Coordinate Plane Transformations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Geometric transformations are explored by high schoolers. They will create a set of instructions for plotting coordinates representing an original transformation of a real-world figure. These instructions are shared with middle...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Escher-Esque Tessellations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers participate in a seven-part lesson creating Escher-Esque tessellations. They demonstrate their knowledge of geometric transformations after viewing a PowerPoint presentation, conducting Internet research, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Stretching the Quads

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate transforming parabolas.  In this transforming parabolas instructional activity, they take the parent graph y=x^2 and transform it by shifting left, right, up, and down and shrinking and stretching. The class finds...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Tiling Tessellations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore tessellations. For this shapes and geometry lesson, students describe the attributes of many of the shapes displayed on an Elmo. Students create examples of tessellations using pattern blocks.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Dilations in the Plane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tenth graders investigate dilations and explore the dilation transformation before investigating the properties of a dilation using Cabri Jr. High schoolers extend the concept of dilatation to the coordinate plane.
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

Transformers Parts 2-5 - Algebra 2 Parent Functions: Function Transformations

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Dive into an activity that may cause a little reflection! Building from the first lesson plan in the series of two, learners explore transformation using unfamiliar functions. The key takeaway is that applying transformations to any...
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

Transformers Part 1 - Absolute Value and Quadratic Functions: Function Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Transform your instruction with an exploratory lesson plan! Young scholars manipulate absolute values and quadratic functions to look for transformation patterns. They use the patterns to write general rules of transformations.
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Instructional Video19:32
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Flipped Math

Rotations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Turn the class around. Scholars define rotations of multiples of 90 degrees and create algebraic mappings for them. After an introduction to symmetry, pupils determine which letters of the alphabet have rotational and reflectional...
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Instructional Video16:47
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Flipped Math

Transformations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transformations come in many forms. To start the informative resource, pupils first review the different types of transformations. Scholars work in more detail with translations by drawing the transformations and writing the algebraic...
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Instructional Video20:52
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Flipped Math

Reflections

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take some time to reflect on graphing. Learners count a point's distance from the line of reflection to create reflections of geometric figures. Given the rules for four basic lines of reflections, pupils determine the points to create...
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Worksheet
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Flipped Math

Unit 5 Review: Systems of Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Activate transformers along with algebra systems. Pupils use 10 problems to review transformations of functions to solve a variety of systems of equations. Individuals identify the types of transformations from an equation along with...
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Instructional Video27:46
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Flipped Math

Transformations of Functions, Pt. 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Workout with stretches and compressions. Scholars view what happens to the graph when multiplying a function by a number. Learners combine stretches and compressions with translations before practicing the newly learned skill by pausing...
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Instructional Video19:40
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Flipped Math

Transformations of Functions, Pt. 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is transformational! With the beginning lesson on transformations, pupils learn about vertical and horizontal translations. Scholars see how to graph important points to show the translations and then to write the transformed graph in...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Transforming Rational Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Move all rational functions—well, maybe. Learners investigate the graphs of the reciprocals of power functions to determine a pattern between the graph and the power. Pupils graph rational functions where transformations are clearly...
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eBook
CK-12 Foundation

CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Google Earth Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A trip around the world sounds nice, but for now we'll just have to make do with Google Earth. Pupils use pictures of landmarks to apply geometry concepts. They determine whether each building has bilateral or rotational symmetry, search...
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Performance
Radford University

Tiling a Kitchen Floor

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cover the floor with math. Pupils work to determine the proper shape to cover a kitchen floor. They first determine the number of tiles to purchase and configure their placement to reduce the amount of waste. Teams finish by creating a...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Buying A Car

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is my monthly payment? Scholars research to find the perfect car for them to buy. Using the cost of the car, they determine a down payment and the amount of monthly payments using a zero interest loan. Finally, they investigate what...