Using Matrices to Complete Rotations


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The turning of a figure or object about a fixed point is called a:

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1. A two-dimensional rectangular array of numbers representing a shape's coordinates is properly called a:

2. The shape ABC is located at (1,1), (4,0), and (-1,-1). Using matrices, rotate this shape 90 degrees in the counterclockwise direction. What are the coordinates for A'B'C?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rotations are just one of the operations you can perform with matrices. This quiz and worksheet combo will ask about matrices and points that can be transformed with their use as well as specific rotations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about the following on this quiz and worksheet:

  • Turning figures and objects
  • Two-dimensional arrays of numbers
  • Rotating shapes
  • Counterclockwise vs. clockwise rotations

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure you understand counterclockwise rotations
  • Problem solving - use your knowledge of rotation to solve practice problems
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned regarding two-dimensional rectangular array of numbers

Additional Learning

To find out more about rotation in matrices, use the lesson titled Completing Rotation with Matrices. This lesson will cover the following topics:

  • How to construct a matrix
  • How to perform rotations
  • Using three points in matrices
  • How to compare clockwise to counterclockwise rotations