Exploring Rotations

Topic:
Rotation

Directions.

Use the applet to learn how coordinates are affected when you rotate around the ORIGIN (Do NOT move Point F for this activity. Do NOT go to a different Problem other than #1) Use the Google Form (in Google Classroom) to answer the questions. Be sure to submit when you are done.

What to Notice...

First, move the slider for the Angle of Rotation. When you do this, the shape is being rotated around Point F in a counterclockwise direction. We could also do a clockwise rotation (but not with this particular app) .
  • Rotating a shape 90 degrees counterclockwise would be the SAME as rotating it 270 degrees clockwise.
  • Rotating a shape 180 degrees counterclockwise would be the SAME as rotating it 180 degrees clockwise.
  • Rotating a shape 270 degrees counterclockwise would be the SAME as rotating it 90 degrees clockwise.