Algebraic Transformations

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Look for a pattern among flips and turns. Individuals manipulate a colored plus sign using one or two transformations. The interactive allows for rotations in quarter turn increments and vertical, horizontal, and diagonal reflections. Using a grid that records the results of two transformations, scholars analyze the pattern.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members record the results of each transformation in the free play mode
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure pupils understand that the numbers are on the backside of the letters with the same color
  • The class should have a basic understanding of the transformations of rotations and reflections

  • Includes a link to a lesson that uses the interactive
  • Contains suggestions on ways to explore the patterns of rotations and flips

  • None
Common Core