Education Technology

Transformers

Published on 11/07/2011

Activity Overview

Students explore a special subset of the transformations of a square called the symmetry group.

Key Steps

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    Students reflect and rotate a square using the features of the Graphs & Geometry application. The square is imprinted with the letter F to show students how the orientation of the square changes.

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    Next, students delve deeper into the mathematics behind these transformations by creating a matrix of vertices for the original gray square and the transformer matrix.

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    Finally, students use similar tools to explore a different symmetry group.