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10. Find applications of transformations (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1a http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G/A/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G/A/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.1c http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G/A/1/c
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
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Lesson objective: Solve problems using knowledge of rigid transformations.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of the connection between parallel lines and rigid transformations to a real-life situation. Students are asked to use the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations to describe a pattern that can be made while meeting specific requirements.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines when rotated, reflected, or translated because the distance between the lines is maintained.

Skills students will use:

  • determining if lines are parallel (Grade 4, Unit 13)
  • verbally describing rotations, reflections, and translations
  • recognizing what an image will look like after a specific transformation

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (Model with Mathematics) as they apply their knowledge of rigid transformations to a real-life task.

Key vocabulary: 

  • parallel
  • reflection
  • rotation
  • translation