3, Lesson 1, Unit 1, Grade 8, OpenUp icon
Instructional Activity

Triangle Square Dance

Lesson 1. Unit 1. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 1, Unit 1, Grade 8. The purpose of this activity is for students to begin to observe and describe translations and rotations. In groups of 2, they describe one of 3 possible dances, presented in cartoon form, and the partner identifies which dance is being described. Identify students who use specific and detailed language to describe the dance and select them to share during class discussion. While students are not expected to use precise language yet, this activity both provides the intellectual need for agreeing upon common language and give students a chance to experiment with different ways of describing some moves in the plane.

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