Transformations - Logo Project

When it comes to my Transformations unit in Geometry, I have a mini-project that I like to use.  

If you're teaching transformations in geometry, this free project idea is great! Students use logos to find reflections, rotations, and symmetry.


First, I show different company logos in class and we talk about the different transformations we see in the logos.  It’s easy to find a couple examples of reflections, rotations, and translations.

For the project, I have students find different logos as examples of each of the types of transformations we have learned in class.  I had my students copy and paste the logo into powerpoint.  Students could also cut and paste the logo from a magazine or newspaper.  Then the students list the type of transformation illustrated, along with an explanation.  I give students lots of latitude about how they present their information in the powerpoint, but it could be more structured.

Geometric Transformations Project: Analyzing Logos - Student Project Example

This student chose to put the logos and explain them all on the same slide.  I required students to draw the lines of symmetry on the logo.  I also required students to draw the line of reflection on the logo.

Geometric Transformations Project: Analyzing Logos - Student Project Example

This student made a slide for each logo.  Not all of the examples shown got full credit, but they give a good idea of what the projects I received looked like.

Geometric Transformations Project: Analyzing Logos - Student Project Example

This student also made a slide for each logo.  You will notice that many students chose the same logos.

For the second part of the project, I have students design their own logo using some of the transformation properties learned in class.

If you’re interested in the rubric I used, you can find it here.  Feel free to edit and make it work for your classes!  I made this project the same weight as a quiz grade.