Showing posts with label copycat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label copycat. Show all posts

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How A Shape Can Be A Copycat!

We are learning about transformations
(reflection, rotation and 
translation, or enlargement).  

Yesterday in our maths session we were given a 'copy cat' problem to solve.  We had to investigate if a shape could be made into the same shape but as a bigger version of itself.  

This morning, Izzy took the shapes and showed the class how a square, triangle and rectangle (oblong) could be a copy cat.

Can you work out why these shapes are copycats?  Leave a comment below and we will tell you if you are right!

We know that translation means moving.... without rotating or reflecting... just moving.

We know that reflection means every point is the same distance from the centre line and the same size as the original image.

We know that rotation means turning around a centre point.