Education Technology

Reflections

Published on 06/25/2005

Activity Overview

This activity will let students understand the concept of reflection.

Before the Activity

Teacher should download the appropriate .act file as well as the .jpg file.

Load the activity center file prior to the beginning of class.

The attached PIC should be used if the ACT file does not load it.

To load the Activity file - open Activity Center - select File - Load and then Load Acitvity Settings.

Select the appropriate file and click OK.

During the Activity

Teacher should set activity center to contribute points and configure to submit at least two points depending on the number of students in class.

You will then have students submit points to reflect the image on the right (roller coaster).

As a side note, the teacher may wish to experiment with the window settings.

As the students progress, you may have them submit equations (quadratics, trigonometric functions) to model the image on the screen.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary