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Entrapment: Transformation Math Games

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Transformation Math Games - Translation, Rotation, Reflection Games: Recognize motion as a slide (translation), turn (rotation) or a flip (reflection)

This visually challenging game helps students understand congruence through translation (slides), rotations (turns), or reflections (flips). At the beginning, when the board is completely open and no squares have been filled in the game doesn't appear to be too difficult. After all, we're just filling in patterns of squares, right? Well, as players keep filling in the board, it's more and more challenging to find ways to slide, turn, and flip the available shapes to fit the remaining blank squares. Some of the most mind-bending are the rotations. They're not obvious at all and it sometimes takes quite a bit of mental gymnastics to figure out if something really will fit.

Common Core Mathematical Standards
8.G.1 Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations.
8.G.2 Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them.
8.G.3 Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

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I created a small recording sheet for my classes to write down how the objects are transformed. I noticed not every student wants to say out loud what they are doing and even those who are saying it out loud, I can't check every action of every game.

Thought you might be interested in seeing what I've designed as an add on to your game. It helps kids write the moves down and allows me to check that they are playing it correctly.

You can reach me at cosmosexplorer1@gmail.com if you would like it.

Or just reply back here with an e-mail I can reach you at.

I think your entrapment game is excellent and the kids do have a lot of fun playing it.

-Walter P. "The Game Guy"
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My students love a good challenge. Thanks for sharing!
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Awesome game. I was reading a comment from "The Game Guy" about a recording sheet that allows his students to write down how the objects are transformed. Any possibility of sharing his addition to your game?

Thank you for sharing your ideas!
Hey thanks for the great feedback.

I added "The Game Guy" recording sheet to the "main" pack that has all 42 printable math games including this one.

Check it out here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MathFileFolderGames-42-Printable-Math-Games-for-Middle-School-Students-270708
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Thanks for sharing. A nice addition for shape and tessellation work.
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What a great game! Thanks so much for sharing...can't wait to challenge my students with this!!
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Thank you. My students will really enjoy this game.
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Looks great--can't wait to use it in my classroom. Thanks!
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Great activity! Thanks for sharing!
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This looks great! Can't wait to try it with my students!
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This is a great math game. Thanks for sharing
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Great game. The kids will love this. Thanks
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The kids will think this is easy and I will love it when they find out it isn't. Thanks for a fun and creative way to practice slide, flips, and turns.
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Great idea!
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Fun way to play with Transformations!
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Thank you, great strategy game.
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Thank you for the resource.
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Looking forward to trying this with students.
Thanks.
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Great game!
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My kids will enjoy this when we get to that chapter. Thanks!
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Thank yoU!
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Thank you so much for this resource! These are not easy concepts to impart, and this game will make learning learning fun and easy.
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Looks like fun! Great workstation activity! Thanks!
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This is perfect. My students will love playing a game and practicing vocabulary at the same time.
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Very creative!
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VERY COOL!
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This will be great for extra practice!
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I think my students will love this! Thanks!
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My students will love this activity. When I use game type activities, they don't even consider that they are learning! Thanks so much for sharing!
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should be interesting to use with middle schoolers
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Excited to use this in our homeschool. We will be using it with a 4th grader and as review for a 7th grader. Thank you!
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This is quite a treasure. Only one page to photocopy, and a fun reinforcement activity. Thanks!

Addtional note: I used this yesterday with two grade 7 classes, and they all loved it. Best of all, even the highly adapted/modified students were able to play variations of the game; I didn't have to find something else for them to do. Yay all around!
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I absolutely love the idea of this game! The students have a blast playing "Tetris" and the best part is that I am able to assess them!
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I really like this game. It is a creative way to have the kids practice transformations. Thanks.
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This is creative resource to use with my year 8 class to go with our current geometry unit! Thank you for sharing :) I cannot wait to use it.
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