Transformations of a shape

Grade 6T visited the Maths is Fun website this morning to revise the various forms of transformations of a shape. Here were found some useful images to refresh our understandings. We used geometric shapes to draw and represent rotation, reflection and translation of shapes in our grid books and on our iPads. Creating a pattern and/or design on the shape added to the challenge. When rotating a shape, we also discussed rotational symmetry through using the logo design powerpoint on this blog.

A good tip was that after any of the above transformations (turn, flip or slide), the shape still has the same size, area, angles and line lengths.

The other important Transformation is Resizing (also called dilation, contraction, compression, enlargement or even expansion). The shape becomes bigger or smaller:


What is a congruent shape?