Illuminations: Exploring Flips and Slides

This lesson builds on the previous two lessons and encourages students to explore the geometric transformations of reflections and translations.

Students create a design. Then, using flips and slides, students make a four-part paper “mini-quilt.” While the formal terms are reflection and translation, the more informal terms slide and flip are used at this stage. The experience focuses students’ attention on the changes these geometric transformations make in a student-designed quilt square.


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