# Lesson Planning Sheet Title: Rotations on a grid Learning Objectives: By the end of the lesson:  All students should

be able to rotate an object 180 degrees about a centre on a Cartesian grid.  Most students should be able to rotate an object about a centre in any direction on a Cartesian grid.  Some students should be able to perform and describe rotations using a centre on a Cartesian grid. Keywords: Rotation, Centre, Direction, Object, Image Learning Activities Starter/Introduction Students are challenged to locate the centre of a rotation that maps an object onto its corresponding images. This is to consolidate the point that a rotation has three key properties: direction, amount and centre of turn. Students could check their solution through the use of tracing paper. Development The problem on slide two has been designed in such a way that an A4 sheet of tracing paper should cover the shape and centre. To rotate the object 90 degrees anti-clockwise about (3,1) trace the vertices on the object on to a sheet of tracing paper and place a pen or pencil on the centre so that is rotates freely. Rotate the sheet 90 ACW and retrace the vertices. Discuss whether a direction is need for a 180 degree turn and whether a Clockwise rotation can be used in place of any anticlockwise turn. The rotated image can then be constructed. Use a similar method for the two following rotations. The interactive Geogebra and Autograph V3.3 files can be used to provide an alternative visual representation of this. Students should be able work through the problems on the third slide independently. Use the interactive Geogebra and Autograph V3.3 files to provide immediate feedback. Plenary The plenary is intended to consolidate and extend the learning of the lesson by challenging the students to describe as well as perform rotations by locating their and identifying the direction and amount of turn. Students will need to use a method of trial and improvement to locate the centre. Differentiation More able:  Students could describe rotations where the angle is between 90 and 180 degress. Less Able  Students may need to rotate about the origin before moving on to other centres. Resources: Mini-Whiteboards Tracing Paper Interactive Geogebra Files Autograph V3.3 files