In this project, students will be given the opportunity to showcase their creativity, along with the knowledge of all the transformations they have learned! You can expect this project to take at least two `45`-minute class periods. You may want to give students extra days either in class or at home to complete the project after those days.
ByteLearn gives students targeted feedback and hints based on their specific mistakes
Students will be able to perform translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations on a polygon.
For this project, students will create their own images, then apply transformations to them! When I’ve done this with my students I’ve seen all sorts of awesome figures! You’ll give each student a piece of graph paper and have them draw an `x` and `y` axis right in the middle across the whole page.
Tell students they need to stick to the guidelines:
Aside from that, let your students decide what they want to make! In my experience, giving examples tends to hinder students' creativity, but go with what you feel is best for your class.
Before students begin designing their figure, explain the key concepts behind the project. You should hand out the student project packet.
Here’s what I would explain:
A few days after students complete their projects, have a gallery walk day! Have students hang their finished products around the room and give them the opportunity to see their classmates work. This is always my favorite part! Students take ownership and pride in these projects and they should be given the opportunity to showcase their hard work!
As students will be finishing their projects at different times, you can assign some online ByteLearn practice for students to work on as they finish! Students will have step-by-step help if they need it, which will be great for you as you work with other students to finish their projects.
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