Your device is currently offline. You can view downloaded files in My Downloads.

Lesson Plan

3. Describe rigid transformations (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards 8.10A
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1c
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6
Quick assign

You have saved this lesson!

Here's where you can access your saved items.


Card of

or to view additional materials

You'll gain access to interventions, extensions, task implementation guides, and more for this lesson.

Lesson objective: Describe rotations and reflections.

This lesson helps to build fluency with describing rotations and reflections. Rotations and reflections are used here because they give students an opportunity to work with clockwise and counterclockwise rotations as well as horizontal and vertical reflections. This work develops students' understanding that features of shapes remain congruent when shapes undergo a rigid transformation.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (Attend to Precision) as they move from simply stating that a transformation is a reflection or a rotation to describing the specifics of the movement.

Key vocabulary:

  • angle
  • clockwise
  • counterclockwise
  • degrees
  • horizontal
  • reflections
  • rotations
  • translations
  • vertical


Related content

Appears in

Introducing transformations

Provide feedback