Reflecting points on the coordinate plane | |
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Description | |
Exercise Name: | Reflecting points on the coordinate plane |
Math Missions: | 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 8th grade (U.S.) Math Mission |
Types of Problems: | 7 |
The Reflecting points on the coordinate plane exercise appears under the 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission and 8th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise introduces the idea of reflectional symmetry in two dimensional space.
Types of Problems
There are seven types of problems in this exercise:
- Chemical symmetry: This problem presents a chemical position that can be represented on the coordinate axis. The student is asked to determine the symmetry of the given compound.
- Find coordinate in other graph: This problem provides a word problem with a situation that can be determined from a given graph. The student is asked to find the coordinates of the position after a certain reflection in context.
- Plot point and reflection: This problem gives a point and asks the student to plot the given point and it's reflection under certain given request.
- Name point after reflection: This problem gives a point and asks the student to name the point that they would get after reflecting the point as requested.
- Determine the reflection that yields: This problem has a graph with a point that is supposed to be transformed into another point. The student is asked to determine which reflection would successfully move the point as requested.
- Reflect as directed: This problem asks the student to reflect the point as required in the problem.
- What quadrant are we in: This problem asks the student to determine the quadrant that the reflection of a point will be in without providing a coordinate axis to work with.
Strategies
Knowledge of graphing is vital to doing well in this exercise. Accuracy badges and speed badges are medium difficulty based on experience with graphing.
- There are many different strategies with the problem types. Research will write them all up later at a different time.
Real-lie Applications
- Graphing can be used to measure stocks, insurance, and accounting.