This packet includes four different examples of reflections over both the x- and y-axis. You may choose to use the first one, or first two of the examples to do with students as a mini-lesson, and have them practice the rest of the packet on their own.
In the first two, one-step examples students are guided through a set of possibilities to choose from regarding the original shape and image's side lengths and angle measures. These check lists are designed to guide students to the conclusion that when reflecting a shape, the original shape and its image are congruent, as are all of their sides and angles. *This focus is important for the New York State assessment, as questions are often formed asking about these properties.
The third example is a multi-step reflection, through which students will reflect a shape over both the x- and y-axis.
The fourth example gives students two pairs of coordinates, of a point and its image. Through these examples, students need to determine which axis the point was reflected over.