The Movement Of Shapes Lesson Plan Example for 5th Grade Students

Topic: Transformations to describe the movement of shapes

Objectives & Outcomes

Students will be able to describe the movement of shapes including transformation, rotation, and reflection.

Materials

Images of shapes in different orientations (e.g. a square rotated 90 degrees, a triangle reflected over a vertical line)

Pencils and paper for students to draw their own illustrations-

Warm-up

Ask students if they have ever seen a square rotated or a triangle reflected before. Invite a few volunteers to share their experiences with the class.

Show the class a few images of shapes in different orientations and ask them to describe what they see happening to the shapes.

Direct Instruction

Define transformation, rotation, and reflection and give examples of each.

Demonstrate how to transform a square into a rectangle and a triangle into a parallelogram using the corresponding transformation tools in GeoGebra.

Show how to rotate a shape using the rotation tool in GeoGebra and discuss the effect of different angles on the shape.

Explain how reflection can be used to flip a shape over a line, and demonstrate how to do this using the reflection tool in GeoGebra.

Guided Practice

Have students work in pairs to complete the following tasks using the tools in GeoGebra:

Transforming a square into a rectangle

Rotating a shape 90 degrees

Performing a reflection over the line x=2

Have students share their work and explain their process.

Independent Practice

Have students work individually to complete the following tasks using GeoGebra:

Transforming a rectangle into a square

Rotating a shape 180 degrees

Performing a reflection over the line x=-3

Encourage students to use the tools in GeoGebra to help them in their work.

Closure

Have students share their work with the class and explain the processes they used to transform the shapes.

Review the concepts of transformation and reflection, and discuss how they are related.

Assessment

Observe students during independent practice to assess their understanding of transformation and reflection.

Collect and review the students' worksheets to assess their ability to identify and name transformation and reflection and apply them to describe the movement of shapes.

Give a quiz at a later time to assess the students' retention of the concepts.

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