Properties of Translations Math Games

3 games

In this series of games, your students will learn that lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length. The Properties of Translations learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 8.G.A.1.a as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

Two figures are considered the same if one can be superimposed on the other. Reflections, rotations, and translations, and compositions of these, are called rigid motions. Rigid motions preserve the lengths of line segments. Terminology for transformations (image, pre-image, and preserve) is used to describe the effects of rigid motions and other transformations.

Experiment with translations (sliding a figure in a particular direction for a particular distance), rotations (rotate around a particular point called the center of rotation), and reflections (flipping a point or figure over a particular line called the line of reflection). Use transparencies to experiment with rigid motions. Use all transformations in experimentation with lines and line segments of the same length to see that they do not change in length.

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