# Reflecting Points to Reflect Figures

Skill:

Locate, given the coordinates of, and graph plane figures which are the results of translations or reflections in all quadrants of the coordinate plane.

# Reflecting Points to Reflect Figures

Estimate the reflection of figures by reflecting one point at a time. Refine the estimate using a grid.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

When reflecting a shape across a line, what aspects of that shape’s sides or angles change? What parts stay the same?

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### Open-ended question 2

The segments that connect the corresponding points of a preimage and image, always seems to intersect the line of reflection. Describe the special type of intersection that occurs.

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### Open-ended question 3

Observe the distance from a given point to the line of reflection. Then, observe the distance from the corresponding reflected point to the line of reflection. What do you notice about these distances?

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### Open-ended question 4

Did seeing a grid make a difference in finding the reflected image? Explain why or why not.

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