Mathalicious: Transformers

What transformations do smartphones use?

Smartphones have to handle some complex calculations to do all the amazing things they do. One of those things is moving and resizing all of the elements on the screen when a user interacts with the device.

In this lesson, students identify and categorize the different transformations that occur when a user manipulates a smartphone screen. They also use on-screen coordinates to calculate the results of zooming within an application and to decide whether ponying up for a larger screen is worth it.


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Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Linear Equations
Social Studies Topics
Economics & Finance
Middle School
8th Grade

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