Experiment with Transformations

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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.  

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CCSS: Designed

  • Good hands-on activity
  • Includes good questions to help guide learners through the exploration
  • Includes reflection questions for the teacher to help measure success of the activity

  • Minor typos in station instructions
Common Core