Rotations in Math: Definition & Overview


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Which image shows the following figure rotated 180° about the origin?

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1. Which figure of the blue triangles shows the pre-image (maroon) rotated -90° about the origin?

2. A point at (-4, 7) is rotated -90° about the origin. What are the new coordinates for the point?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of rotations in math. Topics on the quiz include rotations of figures and vertices of a triangle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your ability to:

  • Identify figures rotated 180 degrees about the origin
  • Identify figures rotated 90 degrees about the origin
  • Understand how to calculate new coordinates for a given equation

Skills practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related math lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice rotation problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rotations in math

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Rotations in Math: Definition & Overview, which covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the four types of geometric transformations
  • Differentiate between pre-image and image
  • Recall the mathematical notation for rotation