Geometry: Transformations

Translations, Reflections, and Rotations

Mathematical Practices

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

Representing and Combining Transformations

For preview information... go to Discovery Streaming and show the video clip titled "Motion Geometry".

For the lesson, visit the following site: Mathematics Assessment Project
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Student Practice

Work collaboratively with the cards provided to complete the various transformations.
Extend your work by combining multiple transformations.
Discuss your findings with the class.


The process is so important to creating young mathematicians. More than one method can be used to arrived at the same solution. Be prepared to defend your solution and methodology.