Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Translation Foldable

I've been doing a lot of work this summer writing curriculum. I wrote a set of statistics lesson for LearnZillion, and now I'm re-writing my transformations unit for my geometry classes.  Our state exam (Quality Core) just doesn't put much emphasis on it, but I've decided to expand the time I dedicate to them, in keeping with CCSS.
If you know me, you know I teach geometry with foldables. If you walk into my classroom, it usually looks like colored paper and markers were scattered about by small tornadoes that most people call high school students. I've read (and drooled over) Jessie Hester's blog before. I was browsing it and noticed some really awesome interactive notebook pages for transformations. Her INB page is geared toward 8th grade CCSS standards. I wanted to take her ideas and turn them into a foldable more geared toward high school geometry. For me, that meant putting more of a focus on developing rules for translations and viewing translations as more a function with an input and output. I'm including pictures of the completed foldable (It's on plain white paper. Sorry; I'm at home and out of colored!). The two template files are also attached for your use. Enjoy and please visit Jessie's blog. The ideas on this foldable are largely hers, I just manipulated them a little bit to fit my class.


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  2. Thank you so much for these. We are just starting translations in my 8th grade and I think the foldables will be great to help them understand!