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This holiday dilation puzzle is a high interest, interactive activity that will allow you to easily see if your students have mastered dilations on the coordinate plane. Students will apply the stated scale factor to the pre image coordinates to determine the post image coordinates. Then they will plot the post image points to create a merry holiday picture which they can color and decorate. This activity focuses on dilations with the origin as the center of dilation, and specifically the effect of the given scale on the coordinates in a figure.
This can be used as an in class or home project or an assessment.
Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.
Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.
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