Geometric Transformations Easter Math Activity

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Easter activity for math class! In this holiday-themed transformations activity, students practice identifying the new location of a coordinate after a polygon has been reflected, rotated, translated, or dilated. Half of the problems are presented as a graph and half are presented as a set of coordinates. Includes: reflection across x- and y-axis, rotations 180 degrees and 90 degrees about the origin, translations, and dilations centered at the origin.

Procedure:
-You can either set up the 8 stations at groups of desks or tape the stations to the walls around the room. Either way keep the images that are alike together.
-Pair students up. Assign one partner to be “A” and one to be “B.” They should record their assignment in the top right hand corner of their workspace.
-Students travel to each station as a pair. They each complete one problem based on their letter assignment. Although they are each solving a different problem, they can check to see if they are correct because they should have matching answers.
-Students neatly copy the original problem and show their work in the stations workspace.
-Once they complete their problem and confirm their answer matches their partner’s answer, then they check the key to find the answer and write the corresponding letter in the small box in the right hand corner of the workspace. The list of answers in the key represents both correct answers and answers that correspond to common mathematical errors.
-Students continue to go to all 8 stations. You can either allow students to move freely around the room in any order or set a timer and have students all rotate at the same time. Each station should take about 2-3 minutes.
-In the end, they should unscramble the letters to find the mystery word. They share this mystery word with you to confirm that their work is complete. The mystery word is DECORATE. I allow those students who finish first to help other students complete the activity.

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-8 stations (each with 2 problems with the same result)
-2-page workspace
-2-page answer key
-2-page Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objectives, materials, and procedure

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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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