This activity is a great way for students to practice the rigid transformations (rotations, reflections, and translations) on the coordinate plane. Students will determine a transformation to go from the pre-image to the image in one part of the activity. In the follow-up questions, students will be given a sequence of transformations and will identify which pre-image and image would be linked through these transformations.
This is a topic my students have struggled with, and this activity was helpful for on-level students as well as my struggling students. Even after they had completed the activity, I have given the graphs out again to review transformations.
The activity works great in centers or as individual work!
Differentiation is so important in the classroom, but sometimes it is difficult to plan for and implement. This activity is customizable for your students.
For the sequencing activity, you can choose how challenging to make it for your groups. You might just give students the graph and the recording sheet. If you have students who struggle with the concept, you can cut the sequence strips apart and let them order the steps. This will help students who are overwhelmed by all the detail, giving them scaffolding to help understand transformations.
Answer keys are provided so that you can print copies for students to check at their own pace.
For an extension, you could ask students to come up with a sequence of transformations to produce an image from any given triangle. For instance, ask them to come up with a sequence of only two transformations to go from triangle 2 to 12.
*Instructions and Standards Correlations
*Triangle Transformations Graph
*Sequence Strips + Answer Key
*Follow-Up Questions + Answer Key
*Large Label for File Folder/Centers Organization
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