tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post7458934346958109923..comments2019-10-14T01:02:58.559-05:00Comments on Mrs. E Teaches Math: Reflections and Rotations INB PagesMrs. E Teaches Mathhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-246006180483531642019-03-25T21:18:24.243-05:002019-03-25T21:18:24.243-05:00The reflections foldable is available in my TpT st...The reflections foldable is available in my TpT store. However, this foldable is pretty basic. The inside just states the "rule" and has an example.Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-44514304392050877312019-02-21T13:53:56.986-06:002019-02-21T13:53:56.986-06:00Hello Mrs. E. I am teaching transformations right ...Hello Mrs. E. I am teaching transformations right now and would like to know what is it that you wrote inside the Reflections foldable? Everything else is being used with great results. I just don't want to miss anything that my students need.<br />Thank you,<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-11913309468339759002016-12-29T23:31:10.361-06:002016-12-29T23:31:10.361-06:00I used to teach rotations by turning your paper! ...I used to teach rotations by turning your paper! I think it worked well for many kids, but I always got mixed up on which way to turn and ended up getting frustrated with that method. Honestly? I think it's a great method and I just needed to work on it more. <br /><br />My new school doesn't emphasize transformations as much and we don't do vectors at all in geometry. They actually do more with transformations in Physics! I used to teach the vector notation too. <br /><br />Thanks for bringing this up! I think this is a great method!Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-55093224888080984722016-12-26T18:56:32.244-06:002016-12-26T18:56:32.244-06:00A few years ago I started teaching rotations by ha...A few years ago I started teaching rotations by having students turn the paper the required turn. The curriculum I teach uses any point as a center of rotation, so I needed a method that would work for anything, including on external exams when they don't get tracing paper. We use vector notation or arrows to count how many units up/down and left/right the rotated image is from the center of rotation, and then when the paper is turned back to right, they use the notes they jotted down to plot the new figure. It has worked well over the years, and is very easy to teach! It also reinforces vector notation for when we get to vectors. We use the notation for translations as well.Shareehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02735902553271822929noreply@blogger.com