Use this card sort activity to give students practice with multi-step transformations involving translating, reflecting, rotating, and dilating. It works great with partners or small groups.
Included in this transformation card sort are 6 pre-image cards and 18 image cards.
Students will match three image cards with each pre-image card, to show the three steps in each transformation.
Ideas for differentiation: Pre-images 1-3 are less difficult and include basic translations, reflections over each axis, rotations around the origin, and dilations about the origin. Pre-images 4-6 are more challenging and include translations, reflections over lines, rotations around a given point, and dilations about a given point. If you need to differentiate, assign different pre-image cards to different groups. Or, give everyone pre-images 1-3. Once a group has completed these correctly, give them 4-6. All the image cards should still be handed out to each group.
A follow-up activity is provided for extended practice or homework.
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Rigid Transformations Centers