Education Technology

Geometry: Translations and Reflections

Published on 05/21/2005

Activity Overview

Students will be in groups and plot given points. From the given points the students will plot the appropriate reflection or translation.

Before the Activity

Have students form groups of four and give each group a card to have them perform the given translation or reflection.

During the Activity

The students should be logged onto navigator and the teacher should be using activity center.
Each member of the group should plot one point from the given figure and one point from the translation or reflection. The rest of the class should be trying to figure out if the group is doing a translation or reflection and what does a translation do to a figure and what does a reflection do to a graph.

After the Activity

From this activity the students should see that translations are shifts and reflections are mirror images.