**I love teaching transformations.**

**These are some pages from my 7th grade interactive notebook.**

The class took notes on lines of symmetry and reflecting figures over the x- and y-axes. On the left they completed an activity to reflect a design over both axes. (The source for this activity is below.)

For the translations lesson we did one example when a figure is drawn on the coordinate grid and one example for writing the coordinates of the image when only the original coordinates are given. Here is a resource you can use for printing coordinate grids in a variety of sizes.

To sum up the three types of transformations we studied, we outlined three figures on the page then reflected one using tape on one side, translated one, and rotated one. To the right we wrote the definition of each transformation. My 8th graders did a similar transformations page but had other notebook entries for translations and reflections. You can see some of their pages on my Transformations Notebook Pages blog.

On the left page the students completed tessellations using translations and rotations. (See information about this resource below.)

On the left page the students completed tessellations using translations and rotations. (See information about this resource below.)

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