Students start by using pattern blocks to create and describe symmetrical shapes. This leads naturally to the study of reflections including creating reflective images in horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines, and describing how images are formed.
Rotation and Reflection are treated in a similar fashion before students are introduced to combinations of transformations. This is where they get to use two or more transformations to create images or to describe transformations that created given images.
Additional support is provided through the Teacher Notes and Answers.
The resource includes Extra Practice for students to make the all-important transition from the concrete (hands on) to pictorial and symbolic representations.
This is Chapter 5 of five chapters covering Measurement, Fractions, Geometry, Patterns, and Transformations.
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Pattern Blocks are not included but a free Pattern Blocks template can be downloaded in our Free Section.