Education Technology

Flipping Over the Coordinate Plane

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students review basic geometry vocabulary while investigating reflections on a coordinate grid.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations
  • Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling
  • After the Activity

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