| Shifting Shapes|
In this Desmos activity, students explore transformations of plane figures and describe these movements in everyday language using words like "slide," "shift," "turn," "spin," "flip," and "mirror." Students are not expected to use formal math vocabulary yet. This lesson provides both the intellectual need for agreeing upon a common language and the chance for students to experiment with different ways of describing some transformations in the plane. This activity should be used to help teach a lesson on transformations. This Desmo activity offers sample student responses and a teacher guide.
17 ) Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them. [8-G2]
Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
shape, shift, transformations, translations, twodimensional
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