Mrs Bunting’s Year 9 Maths set took on the challenge of the topic of transformations in their lessons this week.

A transformation changes the position or the size of a shape and there are four basic ways of doing it: a translation, a reflection, a rotation or an enlargement. All of these transformations, except enlargement, keep shapes congruent.

The Year 9 group started with the translation method – the movement of a shape from one place to another without reflecting it or rotating it. It is sometimes called a glide as the shape seems to glide from one place to another. They then had a go at some of the other methods.

Check out this short film which includes examples of the transformations produced by our Year 9 Mathematicians.