These are resources and websites on topics that other classmates researched.

**Transformations:**

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.

**Websites**:

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.

**Software**

GeoGebra: Is a great virtual tool for students to use and see different types of Transformations.

**Pythagorean Theorem:**

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.

4. http://www.wikihow.com/Use-The-Pythagorean-Theorem

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

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Julie, I have to apologize, some how my post ended up on your blog sight. I have no idea how that happened. It looks better on your sight than mine as well…

I looked at some of your resources, they would definitely work in middle school. I have bookmarked them to my home and school computers.