*Student spirals for notes and VVWA graphic organizer
*Power point about transformations
*brain pop video http://www.brainpop.com/math/geometryandmeasurement/transformation/
*Crayons or colored pencils
*Book, " What is Symmetry in Nature?" By Bobbie Kalman. (optional)
*stapler (for teacher use only)
4-5 hours (4-5 days) (time, activities, and materials may be modified as needed)
Hook (5 minutes): The teacher will relate transformations to the movie transformers or the transformer toy. This will help students build a connection between the transformation and the change that shapes go through.
Teacher Input (15 minutes): The teacher will introduce the terms transformation and the three different types, translation, rotation, and reflection using a power point with the word, definition, and visual of each. While introducing each transformation the teacher will have students use TPR. For the transformation, translation a gesture of the sliding of a hand in a horizontal, vertical, and diagonal direction will be used. For rotation, another type of transformation, a gesture of turning the index finger in a circular manner will be utilized. For reflection, another type of transformation, a gesture of flipping a hand will be used.
Think Pair Share during teacher input (15 minutes): Students will share the learned gestures and what they are learning about the word transformation and the three different types of transformations, translation, rotations, and reflection with a partner.
Independent (25 minutes): The student will create a VVWA graphic organizer (Vocabulary word, Visual, and word association) for a transformation and the three different types, translation, rotation, reflection.
Hook (5 minutes): The teacher will review transformations concepts using the power point with related definitions and visuals and TPR (learned gestures for each transformation type).
Teacher Input (15 minutes): Using the eiki machine and projector the teacher will model and draw the actual transformations using pattern blocks of any shape or choice on a piece of graph paper. She will demonstrate the transformation by placing any type of pattern block shape and drawing it on the left side of the y axis line of the graph paper. To demonstrate the transformation of a rotation for instance she will give the pattern block a turn in any direction making sure the shape stays on a given point. After making at least one rotation of the shape she will draw the shape again where the turn left it. The original shape drawing should be traced with a certain color while the new changed shape should be traced with a different color. The same demonstration should be done for the translation and reflection transformations.
Think Pair Share during teacher input (15 minutes):
After each demonstration students will share with each other what the teacher did and what just happened to each shape after the transformations were done.
Cooperative Group Practice: (25 minutes):
Students will use different pattern block shapes to demonstrate the three different types of transformations. They will use a graph paper to draw their transformations and to trace and emphasize the original and changed shape crayons or colored pencils should be used.
Hook (20 minutes): The teacher will read the book, " What is Symmetry in Nature?" by Bobbie Kalman and will have a short discussion with students about symmetry and congruent shapes. The teacher will briefly engage students as a whole class in the discussion of how organisms are able to survive in their environment due to their inherited traits, such as the color and patterns of a butterfly. This can be done along the identification of symmetry in insects and animals.
Teacher Input (15 minutes): The teacher will review transformations, symmetry, and congruency as a whole class.
Think Pair Share during teacher input (15 minutes): The students will be given the opportunity to review transformations, symmetry, and congruency with a partner.
Independent (10 min): The student will create a VVWA graphic organizer (Vocabulary word, Visual, and word association) of the new learned words, symmetry and congruency.
Hook (5 minutes): The teacher will show a brain pop video of transformations and symmetry as a final review.
Teacher Input (5 minutes): The teacher will discuss the video with students as a whole class.
Independent (50 min): The students will create a booklet of transformations along with symmetry and congruency of 5 shapes using constructions paper, copy paper, pencils, colored pencils or crayons, scissors, and staples (teacher will staple as students are completing their booklets.)
The students will present their finished booklet of transformations and symmetry to the class.