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Geometry Project: Transformation Design with Assessment Rubric (Rotation, Reflection, and Translation)

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Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8





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This Geometry Project: Transformation Design resource will be fun to do with students as they perform several transformations, create their own designs, and describe their process clearly in words.

Students will:

  • - Create a design using translations, rotations, and reflections

  • - Demonstrate their knowledge of translations, rotations, and reflections in their write-up


This project requires students to use creative and logical thinking skills, organization, careful calculating methods, and neat drawing/colouring. It is a great project to use as a summative assessment for a transformation and graphing unit or to show parents at conferences.

Student Instructions:

Step 1: Design a simple shape (5-9 vertices) that is not completely symmetrical.

Step 2: Draw it somewhere on your grid and color it GREEN.

Step 3: You are going to do at least 9 transformations in any order you want (3 of each type).

Color any rotations RED Color any reflections YELLOW Color any translations BLUE

Try to make an interesting and beautiful design as you do the transformations.

Step 4: Write or type up an explanation of your design:

I started with my shape in the centre of my page. I reflected it over a line 2 spaces above it. Then I rotated it 1⁄4 turn clockwise around the pink center of rotation. Next I did 3 translations. One was right 2, down 4.........

Grades to Use With:

This math project could work in grades 4-8 in regular math classes depending on when you teach transformations and ordered pairs.

It could also be used in high school special education classes.



Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations:


Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

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What's Included

A total of 3 pages in PDF Format:

Title Page

Student Instructions (with Assessment Rubric)

Student Grid Page

Resource Tags

geometry project transformation design graphing translation rotations reflection geometry ordered pairs middle school math grade 8 math geometry logo project reflection logos geometry geometric transformation projects

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