This lesson (linked below) provides a real-life context f or transformations including rotations, reflections, and translations which are the foundation for how the Common Core State Standards require students to understand congruence and similarity. Rather than begin the lesson by defining the terms and identifying them in the game, the goal is to let students initially describe the movements in their own words and then guide them towards a mathematically precise definition.

How did they make Ms. Pac-man?

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