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Grade 8, Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures Item Slide Shows

For Teachers 8th Standards
Ten resources make up a collection of student and teacher-friendly slides that prepare eighth graders for the Smarter Balance assessment. Learners review rational and irrational numbers, convert repeating decimals to fractions, as well...
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EngageNY Grade 8 Math Module 3: Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
The concept of similarity is the focus of a module designed to boost eighth grader's math skills. Scholars examine the Fundamental Theorem of Similarity, dilations, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The module consists of 14 lessons and two...
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Transformations – Reflections

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Scholars use interactive resources to figure out how to mathematically draw a reflection of a geometric shape viewed in a mirror. To conclude the activity, class members are asked to deduce the result of multiple reflections across...
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Study Jams! Transformations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Flip, spin, and shift with this vocabulary-rich video on transformations. Learners watch different movements and see how to move an object without affecting its size. The video follows with a multiple choice assessment that...
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Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
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Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This amazingly extensive unit covers a wealth of geometric ground, ranging from constructions to angle properties, triangle theorems, rigid transformations, and fundamentals of formal proofs.  Each of the almost-forty lessons is broken...
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Saxon Math Course 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Add some variety to your school or district's math curriculum with this comprehensive collection of materials. Offering over 900 pages of Saxon Math lessons, worksheets, and activities, this resource is a gold mine for any middle school...
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Finding the Mirror Line

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
Where does the reflection come from? The vivdeo starts with a quick review of the form of the equation of horizontal and vertical lines and diagonals passing through the origin. Using a pre-image and an image of a reflected figure, the...
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Transformations: Translations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Slide into vector transformations. Column vectors define the translation of figures by defining the number of units to move horizontally and vertically on the coordinate graph. Pupils develop an understanding of how to read the...
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Rotations

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Develop the basics of turns. A helpful video discusses the information required to perform a rotation. Afterward, the narrator shows pupils how to perform a rotation by using a piece of tracing paper to determine where the image will be...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Target G

For Teachers 8th Standards
Transform the thinking of transformations with six sample items that illustrate the first four standards in the eighth grade geometry domain. Items use the coordinate plane to transform figures and analyze the relationship of the figures...
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Human Tree: Dilations

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Look at dilations exponentially. Using a fractal from a museum exhibit, the installment from the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces the term dilation. The presenter points out that dilations can make images either smaller or...
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Enlargements with Negative Scale Factor

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How will a scale factor affect a figure—negatively? Using a grid, the narrator of an engaging video performs a dilation with a negative scale factor. The presenter compares a positive scale factor with a negative scale factor to explain...
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Enlargements Using Ray Method

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Figure out what to do when there is no grid to count. Using a ruler and a sharp pencil, the narrator shows how to perform a dilation when the figure is not on a grid. The ray method works by drawing a ray from the center of dilation...
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Enlargements with Fractional Scale Factors

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Enlargements make it bigger, right? A video shows viewers how to perform a basic dilation with a fractional scale factor. They learn how to use the scale factor to find the location of the transformed vertex by multiplying the horizontal...
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Describing Enlargements

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What caused that to happen? Using three aspects, a video demonstrates how to describe an enlargement or dilation. The presenter counts the lengths of the sides to determine the scale factor and a ruler to find the center of dilation.
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Enlargements

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Count on the scale to enlarge a figure. The video shows how to create an enlargement given a scale factor and a center of enlargement. The presenter multiplies the vertical and horizontal distance by the scale factor to find the new...
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Neptune

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Examine an innovative approach to a large-scale model. Pupils across the state of Maine teamed up to create a model of the solar system that spans 40 miles. Put thinking skills to work within your classes as they make the calculations to...
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Transformation - Rotation: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Change places by pivoting the figure. The section of a geometry playlist introduces rotations by making the connection to rotational symmetry. The presentation provides formulas to use with the coordinates when rotating a figure around...
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Transformation - Reflection: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Looking into a mirror is not the same on a coordinate plane. A portion of an extensive playlist on basic geometry provides the rules to find the coordinates of points after a reflection over one of the axis. Using the rules, the video...
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Transformation - Translation: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Develop a prime example of sliding about the coordinate plane. Using figures on the coordinate plane, a segment of an extensive geometry playlist introduces the transformation of translations. The presentation uses coordinate notation to...
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Dilation in the Coordinate Plane: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Multiply coordinates to either shrink or enlarge a figure. An informative segment of a geometry playlist introduces dilation on the coordinate plane. The dilations in the resource use the origin as the center of dilation, which makes...
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Transmographer

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Introducing ... the Transmographer. Young mathematicians investigate translations, reflections, and rotations. The applet lets users perform transformations on triangles, squares, and parallelograms.
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Lessons for Learning—Grade 8

For Teachers 8th Standards
How can you better explain the standards? A collection of resources gives teachers the resources needed to teach topics within the eighth grade curriculum. Lessons provide engaging activities to use within the classroom. 
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Math Grade 8: Explore Transformations and Symmetry

For Teachers 8th Standards
Block letters can help with your understanding of geometry. Learners create three-letter words using letters that have either rotational or line symmetry. They write the words on a grid and apply rotations, reflections, and translations.
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The Shape of Things

For Students K - 12th Standards
Investigate the attributes of polygons. A thorough set of lessons presents problem scenarios for elementary through high school classes. The first lessons focus on basic characteristics of polygons, including the line of symmetry. As the...
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Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The coordinate plane is a popular place! Identify rotations, reflections, and dilations on the coordinate plane. Pupils work in small groups to match transformations of a figure with the description of the transformation. They perform...
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Mixed Transformations

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Viewers learn how to identify and perform a variety of transformations with a video that provides seven items on transformations. Pupils demonstrate their understanding of dilations, reflections, rotations, and translations. The video...
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Translations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce translations as transformations that move figures in horizontal and vertical distances with a video that shows how to translate the figures. A second video covers how to determine the translation that has occurred. Pupils work...
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Enlargements

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Make enlargements with and without centers. Pupils work through seven problems dealing with dilations or enlargements. The first couple items are strict enlargements without centers, while the others have centers. Class members also...
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Reflections

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Tracing paper is not just for art anymore — pupils can use it to find reflected images, too! Two videos show how to reflect images using tracing paper and find the reflection between the pre-image and image. Learners perform reflections...
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Rotation

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Two videos show first how to perform a rotation, given the center, the angle, and the direction of rotations. Individuals then see how to find what the rotation is from one figure to another. Pupils practice doing both in seven problems...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Grade 8 Mathematics (Module 3)

For Students 8th Standards
Everything the class knows about similarity in one small package. The last portion of a 16-part series is a three-question assessment. In it, pupils demonstrate their application of similar figures and their associated transformations. 
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Dilations on the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 8th Standards
Dilations from the origin have a multiplicative effect on the coordinates of a point. Pupils use the method of finding the image of a point on a ray after a dilation to find a short cut. Classmates determine the short cut of being able...
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First Consequences of FTS

For Teachers 8th Standards
Challenge the young mathematicians to find the exact coordinates of a dilated point. The fifth segment in a 16-part series introduces the class to the converse of the Fundamental Theorem of Similarity. Scholars use the theorem to find...
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Examples of Dilations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Does it matter how many points to dilate? The resource presents problems of dilating curved figures. Class members find out that not only do they need to dilate several points but the points need to be distributed about the entire curve...
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Properties of Dilations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Investigate dilations to learn more about them. The second segment in a series of 16 provides a discussion of properties of dilations by going through examples. The problem set provides opportunities for scholars to construct dilations.
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Mid-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 3

For Students 8th Standards
How well does the class understand dilations? The three-part assessment presents problems related to the properties of dilations. Pupils perform dilations and determine whether a dilation is responsible for a specific image.
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Informal Proofs of Properties of Dilations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Challenge the class to prove that the dilation properties always hold. The lesson develops an informal proof of the properties of dilations through a discussion. Two of the proofs are verified with each class member performing the...
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Fundamental Theorem of Similarity (FTS)

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do dilated line segments relate? Lead the class in an activity to determine the relationship between line segments and their dilated images. In the fourth section in a unit of 16, pupils discover the dilated line segments are...
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What Lies Behind “Same Shape”?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Develop a more precise definition of similar. The lesson plan begins with an informal definition of similar figures and develops the need to be more precise. The class learns about dilations and uses that knowledge to arrive at a...
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Aaron's Designs

For Teachers 8th Standards
Working with transformations allows the class to take a turn for the better. The short assessment has class members perform transformations on the coordinate plane. The translations, reflections, and rotations create pattern designs on...
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Pointzero: Confined

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Groups plan their escape carefully. Three three-tiered puzzles help a story character escape their situation, each involving integer sequences, transformations, and geometric constructions. The teacher resource includes slides and...
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Transformation Golf Activity

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Play a game of golf while practicing transformations. The activity uses an online game that requires pupils to describe transformations that move a golf ball to the location of the hole. The goal is to find the smallest number of...
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Investigating Transformations Using Coordinates

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Use transformations to coordinate the coordinates! After graphing a transformation, class members examine the patterns in the coordinates. They repeat the process for each type of transformation and end by generalizing their conclusions....
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Reflections

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Reflections are the geometric mirror. Pupils explore this concept as they discover the properties of reflections. They focus on the coordinates of the reflections and look for patterns. This is the third lesson in a seven-part series.
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Representing and Combining Transformations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Transform your learners into master geometers with an activity that asks them to first complete an assessment task drawing the result after transformation of a given shape in the coordinate plane. They then use cards to represent...
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Aaron's Designs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners first create designs for greeting cards by applying transformations of shapes on a coordinate plane, and then determine a sequence of transformations that produces a given design.
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Geometry

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Help learners find joy in facing mathematical challenges. The questions posed on this worksheet encourage young mathematicians to utilize skills learned throughout a geometry unit, and to apply themselves and persevere through problem...
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Geometry: Transformations, Congruence, and Similarity

For Students 8th Standards
Rigid motions are to congruence as what are to similarity? Investigate properties of rigid motions and define congruence in terms of rigid motions with the ninth chapter of a 10-part eighth grade workbook series. The lesson then prompts...
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Translations (2)

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Do the two-step and use coordinates to move your graph side to side with translations. By using the coordinates as the guide for the shifts, learners graph straight on the worksheet and compare their answers with the key. 
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Constructing Translations

For Students 8th Standards
Provide an introduction to translations and the notation used to denote a translation on the coordinate plane. An independent practice portion provides the pupils several opportunities to practice the skill of translations along with...
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Constructing Reflections

For Students 8th Standards
An informative video and handout provide the basic information needed to reflect any pre-image across either of the axes on the coordinate plane. The printed resource provides a preview of reflecting across lines other than an axis....
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Constructing Dilations

For Students 8th Standards
Pupils multiply the vertical and horizontal distances from the center of dilation by the scale factor. The independent practice prompts the class to analyze the relationship between the image and pre-image. The lesson is part three in a...
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Transformation Basics

For Students 8th Standards
Transformations are more than the process in which sports cars become fighting robots. Listed in terms of which transformations give congruent or similar figures, several resources provide definitions and examples of the four basic...
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Graphic Designers: Working with Scale

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Acting as graphic designers, your artists create a small-scaled drawing on graph paper and translate the drawing to a grid on a poster board. The activity discusses the role of a graphic designer and how this mathematical skill is useful...
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Review Unit 2: Congruence and Similarity

For Students 8th Standards
Review for the test with a comprehensive list of terms and concepts for the unit on congruence and similarity. It divides divides the sections in the order of the lessons presented during the unit. 
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Constructing Rotations

For Students 8th Standards
An instructive lesson provides the basics on how to perform rotations on the coordinate plane. The handout also covers rotating about a point other than the origin and how to perform a series of transformations. 
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Pre-Test Unit 2: Similar and Congruent

For Students 8th Standards
A pre-test contains questions about transformations that lead to congruent and similar images. It also covers angle relationships associated with triangles and parallel lines intersected by a transversal. 
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Transformations

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
How is it transforming? Using videos on metamorphosis, hook the class with this STEM plan on transformations. The open inquiry instructional activity instructs the class to explore the effects of transformation on the coordinate plane....
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End of Year Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

For Students 8th Standards
This is a great resource to keep daily material aligned to standardized assessments. It offers complete multiple choice and short-answer practice with a wealth of opportunities for customization. Offer it as a whole, to track progress or...
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Performance Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 8 Math)

For Students 8th Standards
Full-length practice tests like this one offer a wealth of individualization opportunities, especially when they includes a number of open-response questions. Here the class can really get some hands-on experience wrestling with the...
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8th Grade Math "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 8th Standards
Clarify the Common Core standards for your eighth grade mathematicians with this series of classroom displays. By rewriting each standard as an achievable "I can" statement, these posters give students clear goals to work toward...
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8th Grade Math Common Core Checklist

For Teachers 8th Standards
Ensure your eighth graders get the most out of their math education with this series of Common Core checklists. Rewriting each standard as an "I can" statement, this resource helps teachers keep a record of when each standard was taught,...
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Co-Ordinates

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge young mathematicians' understanding of the coordinate plane with this series of skills practice worksheets. Offering 10 different exercises that involve identifying ordered pairs, graphing polygons, and rotating/reflecting...
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Triangle Congruence with Coordinate

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Two triangles are displayed on a coordinate plane. Youngsters apply a reflection and a translation to demonstrate their congruence. This exercise makes a terrific tool for teaching these concepts, or a way to assess learning.
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Reflecting Reflections

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A triangle rests in quadrant two, from which your class members must draw reflections, both over x=2 and x=-2. This focused exercise strengthens young scholars' skills when it comes to reflection on the coordinate plane.
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Point Reflection

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Use this task as an exit ticket for your eight graders during the geometry unit. All they need to do is identify the coordinates of a point reflected over y=2000. 
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Is This a Rectangle?

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
How do you show that something is a rectangle? This activity starts with four coordinate points and asks young geometers to explain whether they create a rectangle. Knowledge from both geometry and algebra come into play here, as well...
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Dilations and Similarity

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
In this dilations and similarity worksheet, pupils solve 10 different problems that include various dilations. First, they determine the scale factor of dilations found in the illustrated graphs. Then, everyone determines the coordinates...
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Point Comparisons

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Young geometers investigate two-dimensional figures using coordinate grids. They identify polygons and draw examples of their reflection, rotation, and translation on a coordinate grid. And they complete a worksheet practicing examples...
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Transformations and Translations in Geometry

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
In this transformations and translations in Geometry worksheet, learners use geometric shapes and grids to translate six transformations in each of two activities.
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Rigid Transformations

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
In this rigid transformation worksheet, students follow directions to translate, reflect or rotate a figure in a coordinate plane. Examples and explanations are provided at the beginning of the document. This two-page worksheet contains...
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Translation and Reflection

For Teachers 7th Standards
Bring about the change you want to see in the world  or at least in your lesson plans. Young mathematicians learn about translation and reflections by applying them to polygons on the coordinate plane. Results provide data to develop...
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Rotation

For Teachers 7th Standards
Rotate this resource into your lesson plans. Scholars rotate polygons in the coordinate plane by multiples of 90 degrees. They then compare the original and new figures to develop conjectures about coordinate points after rotations.
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Congruence Activity

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Finding congruence and proving congruence are two different skills—teach the class both. Here pupils explore how to explain congruence through transformations. They learn that if they can show an isometry transformation, then they can...
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Resource Sheets

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
This extensive and far-reaching collection of worksheets puts a new twist on many basic concepts. Learners use multiplication to trace a path from one point to another, tile a plane by converting between improper and proper fractions,...
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Six Exercise Sets on Transformations

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Middle and high schoolers solve fifteen problems from six exercise sets covering transformations, reflections, rotations, and enlargements. The solutions are provided.
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Chapter 7 Review Sheet - Transformations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Middle and high schoolers complete 22 multiple choice and short answer questions regarding transformations, vectors, and right triangles.
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Transformations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
In this transformations worksheet, pupils draw the transformations of the triangles and parallelograms in graphs. They complete four drawings.
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Creating a Reflection

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Investigate geometric reflections in this geometry instructional activity. Create geometric reflections that show the reflection across the x and y axis of a coordinate graph. Learners watch a teacher demonstration before proceeding on...
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Transformations and Translations

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
In this transformations/translation worksheet, learners draw transformations based on shapes and vectors of given translations. A reference web site is given for additional activities.