Education Technology

Rotations in the Plane with Cabri Jr.

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

A rotation is a transformation that turns a figure a certain number of degrees about a certain point. This activity explores the properties of rotations and the realationships between the original and image figures.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.
  • Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.
  • Install the Cabri®: Jr. App on the students' graphing calculators using TI Connect™, a TI Connectivity Cable and the Unit-to-Unit Link Cable.
  • During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Follow the Activity procedures

  • Students will:
  • Investigate the properties of a rotation
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

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