## Reflection: High Quality Task Translations 1 - Section 3: Huddle

I love using the gold problem to illustrate a common misconception in transformations.  Students often think it is the "space" between shapes that is the distance of the translation, rather than the distance between corresponding points.  This problem accomplishes the dual purpose of uncovering that misconception while pushing kids to write about it, honing their writing skills and making the idea stickier.

High Quality Task: Writing to uncover a common misconception

# Translations 1

Unit 8: CONGRUENCE AND SIMILARITY THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONS
Lesson 2 of 18

## Big Idea: Set the foundation for students' knowledge of and fluency with translations.

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Math, Geometry, 8th grade, translations, geometric transformations, congruent figures
75 minutes

### Jeff Li MTP

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