Transformation - Rotation: Lesson

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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 the origin a multiple of 90 degrees.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use manipulatives and have learners discover the rules for multiples of 90-degree rotations
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes individuals know the total degrees needed to rotate all the way around
  • It is helpful if pupils have learned about rotational symmetry

  • Uses colors to distinguish the image from the pre-image
  • Links to more resources on rotations

  • When originally referring to 180-degree rotation, the presenter places the figure into the wrong quadrant
Common Core