This sort (matching game) has 3 parts and 4 levels
Level 1: The graphs and equations are only translations: horizontal, vertical, or both. This level includes graphs, equation, and descriptions of the translations. Students can match equations to graphs, graphs to descriptions of the shifts, or a combination of the 3
Level 2: The graphs and equations show translations and reflections across the x-axis. This level includes graphs, equation, and descriptions of the translations.
Level 3: The graphs and equations show translations, reflections across the x-axis and dilations (stretching and shrinking). This level includes only graphs and equations.
Level 4: Uses the same graphs as Set A2 but the equations must be rewritten before graphing.
This matching sort is designed to reduce chances of getting it right by guessing. The cards are very similar. For instance, 1 card shifts to the right 4, another to left 4, another up 4, and another down 4. Students must know which direction to shift based on the equation and not because it was the only one that moved 4 units. Also I have switched some values around to make sure student understand where the shift is up or to the right (right 2 up 3 or right 3 up 2). You will have a good idea if students understand the concept after they have completed the matching exercise.
Great for differentiated instruction. As a class you may be on reflections, but some students are still struggling with translations. So when the class is doing the level 2 sort, those students can be completing the level 1 sort. As far as everyone is concerned they are completing the same assignment, they donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t realize that they are working at different levels. Having students work at their own level increases their confidence.
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