Translations 1

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SWBAT translate figures and determine rules of translation.

Big Idea

Set the foundation for students' knowledge of and fluency with translations.

Warm Up

10 minutes

Each day, students complete a warm-up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click here.

Play of the Day

40 minutes


10 minutes

For the huddle for this lesson, since we are just in the beginning of this unit, I really want to spiral the lesson from yesterday.  As a summarizer, I go through the following:

-          Definition of congruence

-          Definition of similarity

-          Review transformations (body language)

-          Which one of the transformations is not like the other?

- What is the only thing that stays the same in a dilation? (angle measures)


It is powerful to do this daily until kids are 100% fluent.


15 minutes

Homework is to be completed at home and should take students approximately 15 minutes.