Why Move Things Around?

Explore rigid motion transformations using transparency paper. Learners examine a series of figures and describe the transformations used to create the series. They then use transparency paper to verify their conclusions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Form collaborative groups to complete exploratory exercises
  • Have your classes use Google Earth to find examples of transformations in their neighborhoods
Classroom Considerations

  • Each student needs transparency paper and a transparency pen
  • The first of 18 lessons on transformations
Pros

  • Employs a hands-on approach to exploring the nature of transformations
  • Emphasizes geometric vocabulary
Cons

  • None