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Post the Shapes

In this game students use basic transformations (sliding, flipping and turning) to make one or more shapes coincide with a congruent shape on a Cartesian plane. Players are challenged to complete the matching in the fewest possible moves.
Contributed by: Pearson Education Limited, Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Geometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorPearson Education Limited, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCOPYRIGHT Pearson Education Limited and its licensors 2006
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Has an extra challenge
      By Uncle Bob on 06/25/2012 - 15:54
    • One sees many 'target' games that utilize Cartesian transformations, but this one after the first round has multiple objects and targets. Strategic thinking comes into play in trying to minimize moves and sink or setup objects simultaneously. Try it!