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STAAR / EOC: Transformations on the Coordinate Plane

Published on 07/09/2013

Activity Overview

Students will use graphing technology to investigate all types of transformations on points in a coordinate plane.

Before the Activity

See the attached activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

Prepare the cards indicated in the Transformations on the Coordinate Plane Points document.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity. Students will:

  • Understand what transformations do to points on a coordinate plane.
  • Understand the difference between translations, reflections, and stretches and shrinks (dilations)

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that arise during the activity
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary