These are resources and websites on topics that other classmates researched.
Below are a list of different resources that could be used with a Transformation Unit. This year I have used a combination of a math series called Digits, Task cards created by my district, and some ideas from my old math series.
Book: Mathematics Station Activities fro Common Core State Standards (gr.8) pgs.124-129
This has wonderful hands on labs that allow the students to explore transformations. I would use this for either assessment of understanding or further exploration of the concept.
www.learnzillion.com– Wonderful tutorials and power points to help with explanations. Great to use as a review tool or for those struggling students.
www.softschools.com/math/geometry/transformations/quiz– Great basic quiz to check for basic understanding or pre-test on transformations.
www.illustrativemathematics.org/standards/k8– Higher order of thinking tasks for students on transformations. (Aligned with the Common Core)
http://jmathpage.com/middleschoolmath/jmsmcoordinatestransformations.html– Great games and virtual manipulatives for students or teacher to use in classroom.
www.epd86.org/epweblinks/8-math-Geometry.html#1 – Has a variety of websites and links on Transformations for a teacher to use inside the classroom.
GeoGebra: Is a great virtual tool for students to use and see different types of Transformations.
1. www. nlvm.usu.edu The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives The two puzzle activity found in 6-8 Grade Geometry allow students to explore Pythagorean and spacial relationships.
2. http://www.StudyIsland.com Study Island (custom of PA) Study Island gives lessons, rigorous practice, and remediation on all eligible content in the PA math curriculum.
3. http://www.ixl.com/math/geometry/pythagorean-theorem This sight gives real world application problems. Its is a good homework and skill building sight.
Non-interactive sight shows 4 applications of the P.T.
A. On Right Triangles
B. On Parts of the Distance Formula C. On Non-Right Triangles D. On Vector Applications