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10. Find applications of transformations (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards 111.28.10.A
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.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


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