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Surf for More Math

Lesson 6 - Communicate About Transformations


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Communicate About Transformations, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Describe transformations using math language.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 396-397



Instructions for Use

Exploring Transformations lets students create, analyse, and describe designs using translations, rotations, and reflections.

To use Exploring Transformations, choose a colour.  Start drawing on the workspace and watch the effect as 19 translation images are created.  Switch colours to add extra colour to your design.


Visualizing Transformations lets students describe the relationships between the original shape and its image.

To use Visualizing Transformations, select a triangle, square, or circle. The shape will pop into the workspace. Click the reflection button and move the shapes in the workspace. Click on the blue dot and have your child describe the effects of the transformation. Do the same with the translation and rotation buttons.