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Entrapment: Transformation Math Games

Grade Levels
4th - 9th, Homeschool
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Pages
3 pages

Description

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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This math game is also included in my BEST SELLING bundle 42 Middle School Math Games, I encourage you to also add it to your teaching tool kit!!! (These 42 math games are specifically designed for students in the 5th-8th grade!!! )

  • "This is a great resource. I was able to find games that supported both my 7th and 8th grade math classes!" -- Emily Barnett
  • "This was a great resource to use with my students in small groups. They love the games and do not realize we are practicing math skills." -- Andrea Z.
  • "As the sole teacher for middle school math (during one class period!) this resource was a great way for kids to practice skills and remain engaged with minimal teacher effort." -- Melissa Endicott
  • "How did I every teach without these! Thanks for creating games that make my students smile when they practice their math skills." -- DONDRA P.
  • "Really fantastic! While it is true that some of the games required the use of a chalkboard, my students were able to use individual dry erase boards. I have not yet used every game, but the games I did use encouraged my students and strengthened their skills. Thank you!" -- Laurie R.
  • "I use these quite often. I took file folders and taped the directions to the front. I put copies of any score sheets or playing boards in each folder. When I introduce a new concept, I go to my folders and look for a game that matches. Games are easy to use and my fifth graders enjoy playing. Thank you!" -- Daydreaming In Class
  • "What an exciting resource!! I wasn't sure about it, but it looked promising. And boy was it EVER!! Love this resource." -- Anna Gray
  • "The variety of the games is was drew me to making the purchase.I have taught 6-8 math and was able to find games that I could use in any of the levels." -- Ashley Washingto
  • "Very worthwhile material that supplemented my other resources for Math activities that kept students with a range of abilities fully engaged." -- Russel M.
  • "This was easy to use, fun, and my students walked away from it feeling more confident in their understanding." -- Katie L.

You can get all 42 Printable Math Games for Middle School & Upper Elementary Students File Folder Math Games Books HERE

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