Education Technology

Transformations in the Coordinate Plane

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations. Also, they will represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Create a polygon using coordinate pairs in lists by setting up a connected scatter plot.
  • Use operations on lists to translate, reflect, and dilate the polygon.
  • After the Activity

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