Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Hands-on Exploring Translations in the Plane Continued - Section 1: Warm-up: Review of Previous Material

 

During the lesson opening we discussed translation 2, the pentagon, from the activity page and one student surprised my and the rest of the group by seeing the connection to diagonal lines and even more the Pythagorean Theorem.  Watch the video below that explains how he presented his discussion to the class connecting translations left and up to diagonal translations.  He even proceeded to find the distance of the translation through the Pythagorean Theorem.  Let me also tell you that this student was labeled as a struggling math student until this year.  He does not memorize well but he can see conceptually how math puzzles and algebra fit together conceptually.  He has been a star student in my classroom!

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Hands-on Exploring Translations in the Plane Continued

Unit 6: Transformations
Lesson 3 of 23

Objective: Students will be able to connect a horizontal + a vertical translation as equivalent to a diagonal translation for application in a later lesson.

Big Idea: Students are preparing to understand angle relationships along parallel lines cut by a transversal in future lesson.

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Math, translation (Geom Transformations), Geometry, Transformations (Geom), Geometric Modeling, slides, manipulatives, tracing paper, hands, 8th grade
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