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Todd Parks

Student Outcomes

- Students perform translations of figures along a specific vector. Students label the image of the figure using appropriate notation.
- Students learn that a translation maps lines to lines, rays to rays, segments to segments, and angles to angles. Students learn that translations preserve lengths of segments and degrees of angles.

Tutorial

Translation is one of *three rigid motions* that we are going to work with in our transformation unit. (The other two rigid motions are reflection and rotation.)

__ Rigid motion__ means that the shape will not change size when a transformation is applied to it. The points will stay the same distance apart from each other in the prime figure, as they did in the original figure.

A vector is a segment in the plane. One of its two endpoints is designated as a starting point; while the other is simply called the endpoint.

__ Vector__ is defined as displaying

We will translate (slide) our given figures in the direction of the vector, as well as the length of the vector.

The IXL.com online learning target that students are to complete in relation to this lesson is:

8th Grade - R.3 Translations: find the coordinates

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-8/translations-find-the-coordinates

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