Students explore the concept of translations. In this translations lesson, students draw vectors and shapes on patty paper and then translate them. Students translate figures on a coordinate plane.
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Vectors and Translation Maps
Discover the connection between vectors and translations. Through the activity, learners see the strong relationship between vectors, matrices, and translations. Their inquiries begin in the two-dimensional plane and then progress to the...
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
A Transformation's Adventure with Patty Paper: Exploring Translations, Reflections and Rotations
Patty paper isn't just for separating meat. The lesson uses an inexpensive way to experiment with rigid transformations. Pupils use patty paper to create images after a translation, reflection, and rotation. Given a formative assessment,...
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Geometry: Translations and Reflections
Group work and participation is used to perform a specified translation or reflection. In this geometrical translation lesson, small groups of pupils are each given a shape to plot on a coordinate grid. Each shape is then translated or...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
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Translate vectors to find equivalent ones. An interactive shows 10 randomly displayed vectors. Pupils grab the vectors and move them to group them with similar vectors in magnitude and direction. Scholars find the groups of vectors that...
11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable