Translation Plotter

Click on one of the shape buttons to the right of the grid to display the corresponding shape in a random position. A set of instructions for translating this shape will also appear in the blue box. Drag and drop the four circular markers to the translated position of the shape’s corners. If they are placed in the correct position the translated shape will be drawn on the screen.

Instructions
http://www.teacherled.com/2009/04/08/translation-plotter/

The Resource
http://www.teacherled.com/resources/translation/translationload.html

Enlargements

There are three parts to this resource:

Introduction to enlargements: This is an ideal resource for introducing pupils to the concept of enlargement and scale factor. .

Enlargements without a centre of enlargement: The resource enables the user to enlarge a given shape by dragging the vertices of a polygon.

Enlargements with a centre of enlargement: This is a very powerful resource that is perfect for exploring the enlargement of shapes using a centre of enlargement.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/maths/echalk/enlargement/index.htm

Transformation Golf

Use your knowledge of transformations on the number plane to put the golf ball into the hole.

Left-click to play on-line and right-click (then Save Link As or equivalent) to download:
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=3814

Shapes and Space

This excellent ActivBoard flipchart includes 15 Mathematical activities to teach the subject of shapes and space.

It covers a wide range of areas such as transformations & reflections, the properties of shapes and using quadrilaterals. Three thumbs up!

The flipchart can be found here:
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/uk/server/show/ConResource.13733

If you are not yet a member of Promethean Planet, you will first have to register here:
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/uk/server/show/nav.914

If you want to view the activities and have some interactivity with them, but you don't have the ActivStudio software, you can download the free Viewer from here:
http://www.mypromethean.com/uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.2974

Sorting Symmetries

Naomi has a triangle which is blue on one side and yellow on the other. It has a dot in one corner on each side.

How many ways are there of posting this triangle through a triangular shaped slot?

http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=2644

Translations on the Coordinate Plane

An interactive animation demonstrating how parallel vectors link a triangle and its translated image.
http://www.yenka.com/freecontent/item.action?quick=hd#

Transformations - Translation

With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore Translations ("Slides") as transformations of the plane.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_167_g_1_t_3.html?open=activities&...

Transformations - Rotation

With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore Rotations ("Turns") as transformations of the plane.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_207_g_1_t_3.html?open=activities&...

Transformations - Reflections

With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore Reflections as transformations of the plane.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_206_g_1_t_3.html?open=activities&...

Introduction to Scale

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/sizeandscale/sizeandscale.html

Re-size the jigsaw pieces to complete the puzzle.

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