Geometric Transformations Card Sort

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In this transformations sort activity, students will categorize transformations as a dilation, rotation, reflection, or translation based on the general rule applied to the coordinates. For example, students will see (x,y)-->(-x,y) and classify it as a reflection. Several of the cards have a combination of two transformations. The cards are sorted on a 4-way Venn Diagram.

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-24 Cards (15 with 1 transformation, 9 with a combination of two)

-Transformation Mat (4-way Venn Diagram)

-Conclusions Worksheet

-Answer Keys

-Teacher's Guide with CCSS, Objectives, Materials, and Procedure

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.


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