Ch 34: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Transformations in Geometry

About This Chapter

Looking through this chapter gives you an accurate idea of the material you will see on the FTCE Middle Grades Math exam. This chapter contains video lessons and transcripts, which help you review transformations in geometry.

FTCE Middle Grades Math: Transformations in Geometry - Chapter Summary

View our video lessons to pick up skills that help you solve transformation in geometry problems. These topics, which will be addressed on the FTCE Middle Grades Math exam, are covered in this chapter:

  • Transformations and translations in math
  • Dilations and rotations
  • Definition and examples of rotational symmetry
  • Reflections in math
  • Glide reflection
  • Recognizing symmetry graphically

Instructors guide you through transformation and translation material, getting you ready quickly for the exam. Each one of our video lessons is short and contains video tags. Use these tags to scroll to certain parts of a lesson so you can refresh your mind on a math principle or topic.

7 Lessons in Chapter 34: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Transformations in Geometry
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Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

1. Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

In geometry, transformation refers to the movement of objects in the coordinate plane. This lesson will define and give examples of each of the four common transformations and end with a quiz to make sure you are moving in the right direction.

Reflection, Rotation & Translation

2. Reflection, Rotation & Translation

This lesson will define reflection, rotation, and translation as they relate to math. It will also show you an example of each one so that you can perform these transformations on your own.

Dilation in Math: Definition & Meaning

3. Dilation in Math: Definition & Meaning

Dilations are transformations that change figures in specific ways. Learn about these changes and how to complete dilations here. Then test your understanding with a quiz.

What is Rotational Symmetry? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Rotational Symmetry? - Definition & Examples

If you have ever tried to hang a picture and not been able to tell which end was up, then your picture might have had rotational symmetry. Rotational symmetry is the characteristic that makes an object look the same even after you've rotated it.

Glide Reflection in Geometry: Definition & Example

5. Glide Reflection in Geometry: Definition & Example

In this lesson, we will look at transformations of geometric figures and concentrate on one type of transformation in particular: a glide reflection. Through a definition and examples, we will become comfortable with this type of transformation.

Recognizing Symmetry Graphically, Algebraically, and Numerically About the X-axis and Y-axis

6. Recognizing Symmetry Graphically, Algebraically, and Numerically About the X-axis and Y-axis

When you fold a piece of paper exactly in half, you are creating symmetry. Symmetry is found in many areas of mathematics. In this lesson, learn to recognize symmetry graphically, algebraically, and numerically about the x- and y- axes.

Recognizing Symmetry Graphically, Algebraically & Numerically About the Origin

7. Recognizing Symmetry Graphically, Algebraically & Numerically About the Origin

If you look at flowers and fruits, you'll see that many of these items in nature are symmetrical. In this lesson, learn about symmetry about the origin of a graph. When you are finished, test your knowledge with a short quiz!

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