# Surf for More Math

## Lesson 5 **- Exploring Transformation
Patterns with Technology**

To encourage students to have fun on the Web
while learning about Exploring Transformation Patterns with Technology,
here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their
own or in pairs.

**Goal**

Relate number patterns to translation, rotation, and reflection patterns.

**Builds Upon**

Student Book pages 430-431

**Instructions for Use**

TransmoGrapher
2 lets students practice skills at translation and plot basic shapes
on the Cartesian coordinate system.

To use TransmoGrapher 2, input the number of
units in the text box to translate on the X-axis and on the Y-axis.
Click the 'Translate' button. Notice when a translation is redrawn in
its new position and orientation, a 'ghost' polygon is drawn in grey
in the previous position.

To create a new polygon, input the number of vertices for the new polygon
in the text box 'How many vertices?', and click the 'Go' button. Enter
the coordinates for X and Y. Click the 'Finished' button. The new polygon
will be drawn on the coordinate plane.