Lesson 8Rotation Patterns
Let’s rotate figures in a plane.
Learning Targets:
 I can describe how to move one part of a figure to another using a rigid transformation.
8.1 Building a Quadrilateral
Here is a right isosceles triangle:
 Rotate triangle 90 degrees clockwise around .
 Rotate triangle 180 degrees clockwise around .
 Rotate triangle 270 degrees clockwise around .

What would it look like when you rotate the four triangles 90 degrees clockwise around ? 180 degrees? 270 degrees clockwise?
8.2 Rotating a Segment
Create a segment and a point that is not on segment .

Rotate segment around point .

Rotate segment around point .
Construct the midpoint of segment with the Midpoint tool.

Rotate segment around its midpoint. What is the image of A?

What happens when you rotate a segment ?
Are you ready for more?
8.3 A Pattern of Four Triangles
Here is a diagram built with three different rigid transformations of triangle .
Use the applet to answer the questions. It may be helpful to reset the image after each question.
 Describe a rigid transformation that takes triangle to triangle .
 Describe a rigid transformation that takes triangle to triangle .
 Describe a rigid transformation that takes triangle to triangle .
 Do segments , , , and all have the same length? Explain your reasoning.
Lesson 8 Summary
When we apply a 180degree rotation to a line segment, there are several possible outcomes:
 The segment maps to itself (if the center of rotation is the midpoint of the segment).
 The image of the segment overlaps with the segment and lies on the same line (if the center of rotation is a point on the segment).
 The image of the segment does not overlap with the segment (if the center of rotation is not on the segment).
We can also build patterns by rotating a shape. For example, triangle shown here has . If we rotate triangle 60 degrees, 120 degrees, 180 degrees, 240 degrees, and 300 degrees clockwise, we can build a hexagon.
Lesson 8 Practice Problems

For the figure shown here,
 Rotate segment around point .
 Rotate segment around point .
 Rotate segment around point .

Here is an isosceles right triangle:
Draw these three rotations of triangle together.
 Rotate triangle 90 degrees clockwise around .
 Rotate triangle 180 degrees around .
 Rotate triangle 270 degrees clockwise around .

Each graph shows two polygons and . In each case, describe a sequence of transformations that takes to .

Lin says that she can map Polygon A to Polygon B using only reflections. Do you agree with Lin? Explain your reasoning.