This page contains interactive games and ideas for developing
confidence with transformations. There are a number of
non-iteractive resources involving transforamtions on the site such
and the related activities described in that
problem's accompanying text.
Notes on a triangle
offers opportunities to discuss transforimations and
their effects. Why not select a section of the film to analyse and
offers opportunities to develop confidence in
the results of different transformations.
Interactive games and
problems which utilise familiatiry with transformations
based on the twelve pentominoes were invented by Solomon
W. Golombwho came up with the idea of polyominoes.
Practice at transforming shapes and making connections between the
ratio of sides of similar shapes (squares) and areas is a useful
short cut to solving the later stages of this
Show how this
can be used to tile the plane and describe the
transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the
links symmetry and transformations with a
generalisation related to the pattern of numbers of colours. An
interesting mathematical connection.
Matter of Scale
examines a proof of Pythagoras Theorem using
enlargements and scale factors.