How to Land Your Spaceship

How many moves does it take to land an out-of-this-world aircraft? Given a spaceship and a landing pad, pupils work together to determine the sequence of transformations needed to land it. Individuals show they can perform transformations independently on the summative assessment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • During the warm-up, have classmates create a graphic organizer of the transformations
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be familiar with rigid motions
  • Expects students know how to use GeoGebra 
Pros

  • Includes directions on how to use the software to transform figures
  • Contains alternatives if computers are not available
Cons

  • None
Common Core