What Are Similarity Transformations, and Why Do We Need Them?

It's time for your young artists to shine! Learners examine images to determine possible similarity transformations. They then provide a sequence of transformations that map one image to the next, or give an explanation why it is not possible. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils cut out a copy of the pre-image to experiment with different transformations
  • Ask learners to create a composition for a neighbor to decifer
Classroom Considerations

  • Those who have difficulty with visual representations may have trouble finding the compositions; have simpler examples available for those that need more basic practice
  • The lesson continues a series of 36 installments
Pros

  • Uses a graphic organizer for vocabulary
  • Resource encourages multiple methods of creating the transformation 
  • Provides a detailed teacher guide with ideas for scaffolding
Cons

  • None