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Math Example--Geometric Transformation--Transformations: Example 30

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# Math Example--Geometric Transformation--Transformations: Example 30

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Transformations

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This example illustrates a combination of translation and rotation in geometric transformations. The image depicts a "Before" and "After" transformation of a black square on a grid. The square moves down and rotates 90 degrees clockwise. A pushpin marks the axis of rotation, and dotted arrows indicate the movement and rotation. This demonstrates how multiple transformations can be applied sequentially to create more complex changes in position and orientation.

Geometric transformations are a key concept in mathematics, allowing us to understand how shapes can be manipulated on a coordinate plane. This collection of examples helps teach transformations by providing clear visual representations of various types and combinations of transformations. By observing these changes on a grid, students can better comprehend how shapes can be moved, rotated, and flipped while either preserving or altering their properties.

Presenting multiple worked-out examples is essential for students to fully grasp the concept of geometric transformations. Each example builds upon the previous ones, introducing new elements or combinations of transformations. This approach allows students to recognize patterns, understand the relationships between different types of transformations, and develop problem-solving skills in geometry.

**Teacher's Script: **Let's analyze this transformation step by step. First, the square moves downward - that's the translation. Then, it rotates 90 degrees clockwise around the point marked by the pushpin. Can you describe how the square's position and orientation change after each step? How does this combination of translation and rotation affect the final position of the square?

For a complete collection of math examples related to Transformations click on this link: __Math Examples: Transformations Collection.__

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.1.A, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.1.B, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.1.C, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.B.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.A.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.A.5 |
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Grade Range | 8 - 12 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Geometry• Transformations• Definition of Transformations |

Copyright Year | 2013 |

Keywords | transformations |