Transformations in Mathematics

We all know about the transformations of Batman and Superman! But how do these relate to transformations in mathematics? Read on to find out!

In geometry, transformations refer to the movement of a shape in the coordinate plane.

There are 4 important transformations you need to know:

  1. Rotation (Turn)  
  2. Translation (Slide)
  3. Reflection (Flip) 

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After any of those transformations (turn, flip or slide), the shape still has the same size, area, angles and line lengths.

4. Resizing (Dilation, enlargement) : The shape becomes bigger or smaller by a specific scale.

Read more about transformations on  www.mathsisfun.com and then see if you are ready to play this game! Think you know your stuff?

Have a go at playing Shape Mods

Click on the image below to flip, turn and slide your way through 18 mind-boggling puzzles! 

Shape Mods

Till next time…

Peppi Orfanogianni

Featured image downloaded from cdn.photonesta.com and modified for this post

 

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