An Introduction to Transformations

Use geometry to transform learning! This introduction to transformations has pupils use patty paper and rubber bands to create rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations. Individuals learn the vocabulary and notation related to transformations. This is the first lesson in a series of seven.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners work through activities independently
  • Begin by defining new vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires 11x17 paper, colored pencils, patty paper, and small rubber bands
  • This is the first lesson in a series of seven
Pros

  • Includes both teacher notes and pupil handouts
  • Uses demonstrations to reinforce the transformation concepts
Cons

  • Activities use many estimations to make conclusions; it may be difficult for some to see the connections without exact measurements