Education Technology

Transformational Puppet

Published on 02/17/2007

Activity Overview

This activity is designed to reinforce the concepts of reflections and translations by having the students create a virtual puppet using Cabri Jr. As they construct their puppets, students will reinforce their understanding of reflections and translations by making predictions about the location of the image points. They will also make conjectures about how the slopes and coordinates of the image and pre-image points are related.

Before the Activity

Have students log into Navigator before beginning activity. The activity involves screen captures and you don't want to interrupt the flow of the activity to have students log into Navigator.

During the Activity

The student directions document involves step by step directions which can be given to students or used by the teacher to guide students through the activity. The teacher page involves information for the teacher regarding important steps in the activity as well as ideas for ways to extend the activity if desired.