Mother's Day Plotting and Reflection Activity
Are there Mother's Day activities for middle schoolers? There is now! And no handprints necessary! This simple activity can be used to practice geometric reflections and celebrate moms! There are 2 options for students to reflect points or segments across the y-axis to create a heart with "mom" written in it. Students can give them to their mothers from Mother's Day.
Print the coordinate grid with the segments already included. Students then reflect the segments over the y-axis to complete the picture.
Print the table of points for students to plot. They plot them on the blank coordinate grid and reflect the points over the y-axis, connecting them as they go, to complete the picture.
This activity is perfect for 6th or 8th grade as it has students reflecting points or line segments on a 4-quadrant plane! They will practice plotting points as well as examining the effects on the coordinates.
Students can color and decorate the heart and write a note to give to their mother for Mother's Day. There are even a couple suggested math puns they can include. This is a quick way to do something for Mother's Day while still practicing grade-level concepts.
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