Rotations 1

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SWBAT understand rotations about the origin.

Big Idea

Set the foundation for students' understanding of rotations about the origin - link it to tether ball!

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

I like reviewing the GOLD question for the huddle for this lesson, since it pushes kids to rotate a single point, allowing them to see the pattern that emerges for any incremental 90-degree rotation. 

I tell the kids that I do NOT expect them to memorize these rules, but to apply them by sketching their own visuals and then applying systematic, logical thinking.  I love the kind of thinking process this pushes.


15 minutes

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