This activity helps students to understand that they can prove that two shapes are congruent by describing a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations that maps one to the other.
Students work in pairs to cut out a series of transformations and determine the correct order that maps an original shape to a final shape. They must also draw each transformation on the grid. This activity would be great for a Math Station!
There are four different problems here in order of increasing difficulty. This makes a great opportunity for differentiation as you can have each pair begin with the first problem and let them "advance" to more challenging ones. Or you can pair up students by ability and give the more challenging problems to pairs who are ready for a challenge.
Included in this Product:
•Four different "Which Order" problems
•Answer key for each problem
•Instructions for teacher
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