Mathematics / Year 7 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

Curriculum content descriptions

Describe translations, reflections in an axis and rotations of multiples of 90° on the Cartesian plane using coordinates. Identify line and rotational symmetries (ACMMG181)

Elaborations
  • describing patterns and investigating different ways to produce the same transformation such as using two successive reflections to provide the same result as a translation
  • experimenting with, creating and re-creating patterns using combinations of reflections and rotations using digital technologies
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Transformation (Geometry),  Cartesian planes

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MathXplosion, Ep 34: Kite symmetry

Unfurl the secret of symmetry used in kites to make them fly! A kite in geometry looks a lot like a kite in the sky. We see that a kite is a special quadrilateral in which one of its two diagonals (long and short) is also its axis of symmetry, and if you fold the kite along that diagonal, the two halves will match up exactly ...

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Transformations of the plane

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that introduces some transformations of the plane using coordinates in the Cartesian plane. In particular, transformations, translations, reflections in an axis and rotations of multiples of 90 degrees are discussed. Coordinates are used to describe these transformations. ...

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Syllabus bites – frenzied flipping

This is the second in a series of Syllabus bites related to transformations on the Cartesian plane. This Bite covers reflection of points.

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Syllabus bites – turbo turning

The fourth in a series of Syllabus bites related to transformations on the Cartesian plane. This Bite covers rotation of points.

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Secondary mathematics: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use different representations ...

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Syllabus bites – flipping and sliding

This is the third in a series of Syllabus bites related to transformations on the Cartesian plane. Students further their understanding of translation and reflection and explore relationships between these two transformations.

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Syllabus bites – mixing it up

The fifth in a series of Syllabus bites related to transformations on the Cartesian plane. This bite covers combinations (composition) of transformations.

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Transformation: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Transformation. Students describe translations, reflections and rotations and identify line (mirror) and rotational symmetries. They will extend their understanding of transformations through exploring transformations on the Cartesian plane.

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Patterns, rules and graphs

In this lesson, students play games and learn about space and location, the Cartesian plane, pattern recognition and reductive reasoning by playing games and thinking. Students create algebraic equations to describe their strategy. Follow this lesson with Graphs: formulas and variables, though both lessons can be taught ...

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Syllabus bites – speedy sliding

This is the first in a series of Syllabus bites related to transformations on the Cartesian plane aimed at Stage 4 Mathematics. Students find the coordinates of image points after translation. In doing so, they develop fluency in using coordinates and familiarity with the Cartesian plane, providing a basis for the investigations ...

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How many in the queue?

Students use visualising and movement activities to develop an understanding of the relationship between variables.

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Volume and surface area: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Volume and surface area. Students become familiar with the concepts of volume and surface area. They understand that volume is the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional (3D) object and is measured in cubic units.

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Algebraic equations: video and teaching guide

This video uses an everyday scenario of three people sharing a taxi ride to explore algebraic thinking, and to apply that thinking to a financial context, drawing on reasoning and mathematical modelling. Use the video with the supporting teacher guide as a springboard to explore mathematical concepts. The teacher guide ...

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Volume and mathematical modelling video

Use this video as a springboard to explore volume of composite shapes, adjusting numbers to make calculations friendlier and draw on reasoning and mathematical modelling.

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Graphs: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Graphs. Students are introduced to the four-quadrant Cartesian plane. The format of the coordinates should be explained and demonstrated; coordinates do not have to be an integer value.

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Linear Algebra Year 7 - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to find out what students know about linear equations and what are some of the different strategies students are able to use and explain. Do students prefer to use equations or do students rely more on empty number lines?

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reSolve: Mechanical Linkages: Angles and Lines

This sequence of lessons explores the geometry of angles using real world contexts including the dynamics of folding and joints. Students investigate side lengths and angles, supported by using physical models and computer simulation. There are opportunities to develop geometric language and to highlight how mathematical ...

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Examples of Pythagoras' Theorem Part 1

An animated tutorial demonstrating the application of Pythagoras' theorem through some worked examples, followed by a interactive quiz.

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Numeracy wrap: Parallelogram peculiarities

Interactive activities that guide students to investigate properties of parallelograms.

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Solids

An interactive tutorial about types of solids and the components of simple solids.