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Lesson 5 - Exploring Transformation Patterns with Technology


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Exploring Transformation Patterns with Technology, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.



Relate number patterns to translation, rotation, and reflection patterns.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 430-431


Instructions for Use


TransmoGrapher 2 lets students practice skills at translation and plot basic shapes on the Cartesian coordinate system.


To use TransmoGrapher 2, input the number of units in the text box to translate on the X-axis and on the Y-axis. Click the 'Translate' button. Notice when a translation is redrawn in its new position and orientation, a 'ghost' polygon is drawn in grey in the previous position.

To create a new polygon, input the number of vertices for the new polygon in the text box 'How many vertices?', and click the 'Go' button. Enter the coordinates for X and Y. Click the 'Finished' button. The new polygon will be drawn on the coordinate plane.