home elementary second third fourth intro comparisons book 
Reflections, Translations,

Materials

IntroductionThis lesson helps students understand and remember three mathematical terms they might ordinarily find intimidating: reflection, translation, and rotation. In short, they will:
Before students begin working, the teacher needs to explain the three words using her previously constructed project as a reference. The traced half of each picture must be unattached so that the teacher can demonstrate how “flipping” an image creates a reflection, “sliding” an image creates a translation, and “turning” an image creates a rotation. 