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Scholastic

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Congruent Rectangles

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Very simply, geometers examine a pair of rectangles on graph paper and find a translation and rotation to demonstrate their congruence. A couple of questions follow to stimulate critical thinking about other possibilities.
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Worksheet
Rice University

Characteristics of Inner Planets

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Aspiring astronomers assess the inner planets using this handout. They read about the characteristics of each, noting that all four of them have rocky surfaces. Rotation and revolution are introduced, including Venus' retrograde...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Symmetry in Relief

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore radial symmetry.  In this 3 dimensional art and geometry activity, students identify examples of radial symmetry in everyday objects. Learners create an imprint using radial symmetry on clay tiles.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Coordinate Plane Transformations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Geometric transformations are explored by high schoolers. They will create a set of instructions for plotting coordinates representing an original transformation of a real-world figure. These instructions are shared with middle...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Escher-Esque Tessellations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers participate in a seven-part lesson creating Escher-Esque tessellations. They demonstrate their knowledge of geometric transformations after viewing a PowerPoint presentation, conducting Internet research, and...
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Flipped Math

Rotations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Turn the class around. Scholars define rotations of multiples of 90 degrees and create algebraic mappings for them. After an introduction to symmetry, pupils determine which letters of the alphabet have rotational and reflectional...
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Instructional Video16:47
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Flipped Math

Transformations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transformations come in many forms. To start the informative resource, pupils first review the different types of transformations. Scholars work in more detail with translations by drawing the transformations and writing the algebraic...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Google Earth Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A trip around the world sounds nice, but for now we'll just have to make do with Google Earth. Pupils use pictures of landmarks to apply geometry concepts. They determine whether each building has bilateral or rotational symmetry, search...
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Instructional Video5:24
Corbett Maths

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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Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

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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Lesson Plan
Mascil Project

Pottery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Don't cry over broken pottery. A cross-curricular instructional activity challenges pupils to consider how to restore ancient pottery. Using a computer program and their knowledge of transformations, they come up with a way to recreate...
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Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

Module 1: Transformations and Symmetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No need to change anything about the resource. The first of eight modules in the MVP Geometry unit focuses on transformations in the coordinate plane. It connects translations, rotations, and reflections to congruence, symmetry, and...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

Experience a Solar Eclipse

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Didn't catch the last solar eclipse? Now every day can be eclipse day, thanks to an interactive lesson plan from PBS' Space series for middle schoolers! The well-rounded multi-media experience includes video clips, an interactive, and...
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

Torque-ing About Rotation

For Students 9th - 12th
Let's talk torque! Science scholars evaluate experimental setups during an interactive from the Rotation and Balance series. Individuals calculate the torque of differently arranged weights to determine the effect they have on a balanced...
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Interactive
Physics Classroom

Getting a Handle on Torque

For Students 9th - 12th
Do your young physicists get a little unbalanced when it comes to talking about torque? Scholars examine the effects of weight and distance on a balanced system with a simple interactive from the Rotation and Balance series. The resource...
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Lesson Plan
Project Maths

Introduction to Angles

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Approach the instructional activity from the right angle. A discussion-based instructional activity leads helps learners understand angles in terms of rotation. Individuals use manipulatives to explore the properties of angles and learn...
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Activity
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Taking a Spin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It does not divide into 360 evenly, so it cannot work. The resource extends pupils' thinking about rotational symmetry. By asking for a figure with a rotational symmetry of a seemingly impossible angle, the activity requires learners to...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Triangle Congruence with Rigid Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Combine transformations and triangle congruence in a single lesson. Scholars learn to view congruent triangles as a rigid transformation. Using triangle congruence criteria, learners identify congruent triangles and the rigid...
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Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

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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GeoGebra

Conjectures and Proof

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transform proofs using triangle rotations. By rotating a triangle around various points, class members develop proofs. Participants prove relationships of alternative interior angles formed by parallel lines and the sum of the interior...
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GeoGebra

Leaping Lizards

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transform lizards onto different locations. The interactive provides a diagram of a lizard and several locations. Pupils use their knowledge of transformations to move the lizard to the different locations and use the tools of GeoGebra...
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Assessment
CPALMS

2D Rotations of Triangles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does the line of rotation need to be to get a cone? Pupils respond to three questions involving rotating a right triangle about different lines. The scholars describe the solid created along with providing details about its...
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Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

Transformations and Symmetry

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Flip, turn, and slide about the coordinate plane. Pupils define the rigid motions and experiment with them before determining the relationships of the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines. The sixth unit in a nine-part series...