Education Technology

Transformtions and Tessellations

Published on 06/05/2009

Activity Overview

In this activity you will construct a variety of transformations. In Problem #1 you will create a reflection of a pentagon, in Problem #2 a translation of a regular hexagon, in Problem #3 a rotation of a quadrilateral in two ways, in Problem #4 a dilation of a triangle. In each case you will observe the results of these transformations and summarize them in writing. In Problems #5 and #6 you will create tessellations using the transformation techniques learned in the previous problems.

Before the Activity

Students and teacher will need to download the activity file trans_tess.tns attached.

During the Activity

There is a Student worksheet that goes with the activity that includes directions needed to complete the acitivity.
There is a teacher document that goes with the activity that includes directions needed to assist students to complete the activity.

After the Activity

Students and teacher will need to download the solution file trans_tess_solution.tns attached.