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This sequence of lessons explores student understanding of reflections, rotations and translations. Students can work collaboratively to determine the combination of shapes which can undergo transformation. Students then carry out their own reflections, translations and rotations. Downloadable templates, worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation are provided for teachers to use.
|Year level(s)||Year 6, Year 7|
|Purpose||Assessment task, Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Growth mindset, Structuring lessons, Worked examples|
|Keywords||Cartesian plane, coordinates, reflection, rotation, translation, symmetry, combined transformation, positve scale factor, negative scale factor, mapping object|
|Curriculum connections||English, ICT general capability, Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Geometry, Apply understanding, Build understanding|
|Topics||Angles and geometric reasoning, Location, Shapes and objects, Transformation|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG142 Investigate combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, with and without the use of digital technologies
ACMMG181 Describe translations, reflections in an axis and rotations of multiples of 90° on the Cartesian plane using coordinates. Identify line and rotational symmetries
|National numeracy learning progression||
Understanding geometric properties
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