It can be difficult to answer the question: "When would anyone ever need this?" in reference to translations, reflections and rotations. This activity provides the connection that your students need, by having them become animators!
Students use translations, reflections and rotations to create an animation flip pad. You can also extend this activity and have students scan their illustrations and create an actual moving animation. That's the really fun part!
You could use this activity to drive instruction, as an on-going math center or as a summative assessment of your students' application of the outcomes associated with transformational geometry.
-The activity sheets for students
-A checklist of outcomes addressed for self/evaluative purposes
-A student sample slide show which contains 27 slides and is a great visual example to provide students with
-A sheet that explains how to do a slide show
-a 10 x 10 grid
Download the preview for a glimpse of what your students could create as they apply their knowledge of translations, reflections and rotations - you'll see part of the student sample slide show.
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Teacher-Author: Krystal Mills
translation, reflection, rotation, graphing, geometry, math center, free