Great application for Matrix Operations! Your students will enjoy seeing matrices in motion as they investigate how matrix operations can create movements of figures in the coordinate plane. This mini unit combines whole class lecture, group investigation, and individual or pair practice to allow students to explore matrix transformations. Students will learn how to graph a figure given a point matrix, identify and use a matrix transformation matrix, and graph the resulting figures on the coordinate plane.
Students should have an understanding of matrix operations (adding and multiplying matrices) before starting this unit.
This download includes a 25 page slideshow with answers embedded, a group investigation worksheet (3 pages, plus an answer key), and a practice worksheet with 3 options for copying (3 pages, plus an answer key; also included--2 more versions for saving paper).