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A Resource to Support Work on Transformations
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 as
and the related activities described in that problem's accompanying text.
Notes on a triangle
This short film
offers opportunities to discuss transforimations and their effects. Why not select a section of the film to analyse and recreate.
This card-based game
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
Some transformation problems
this pentagonal tile
can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
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.
Meet the team
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
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