This month we embark upon the adventure of math learning in motion. (literally).

Students are working through many transformation activities focusing on concepts such as translations (slides), rotations (turns), and reflections (flips). Although for some the terminology has changed since their younger years they are really enjoying the hands on activities using grid paper, dot paper, and manipulatives.

Interesting sites to further our study this unit include:

**Transformations:**

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/transformations.html

**Translations (Slides)**

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/translation.html

**Rotations (Turns)**

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/rotation.html

http://www.virtualnerd.com/middle-math/integers-coordinate-plane/transformations/rotation-definition

**Reflection (Flips)**

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/reflection.html

**Reflection, Rotations, & Translation**

http://ca.ixl.com/math/grade-5/reflection-rotation-and-translation

http://www.nelson.com/mathfocus/grade5/student/tryout.html (Chapter 5)

http://msagradesixclass.weebly.com/geometry.html

http://www.tvdsb.ca/webpages/hoym/resources.cfm?subpage=102276

**Lines of Symmetry**

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry-reflection.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry-rotational.html

http://ca.ixl.com/math/grade-5/lines-of-symmetry

**Math and Art**

http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry-artist.html

**On-line Game**

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/math/transformation.html

http://www.innovationslearning.co.uk/subjects/maths/activities/year3/symmetry/shape_game.asp

* Gangnam Style Math* (Transformation Style)-Video