When I saw this on Pinterest, (source HERE) I got SOOOOO excited! We had just gone over rotations, reflections, and translations in Math and I knew this would be the perfect activity to wrap it all up.
We used 4 x 6 blank index cards. The kids divided them into 4 squares.
1st box - first letter of their name
2nd box - 90 degree rotation
3rd box - reflection
4th box - translation
They loved doing this activity. I put it in Math Workshop as their At Your Seat rotation. It did take a couple of days for them to finish. (our rotations are only 13 - 15 minutes)
Some of my kiddos, depending on their letter, had a hard time with reflection....they were doing a 180 degree rotation instead of a reflection. It really helped them understand the difference and "see" the different transformations. I think it's hard for some kids to visualize the different moves.
When they were all done, it made an awesome bulletin board:)
I'll be posting another Math and Art project we are finishing up soon:)
Have a great rest of your weekend!