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.
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.
Use your knowledge of transformations on the number plane to put the golf ball into the hole.
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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!
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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?
An interactive animation demonstrating how parallel vectors link a triangle and its translated image.
With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore Translations ("Slides") as transformations of the plane.
With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore Rotations ("Turns") as transformations of the plane.
With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore Reflections as transformations of the plane.
Re-size the jigsaw pieces to complete the puzzle.