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**TEKS 4.6(B) identify and draw one or more lines of symmetry, if they exist, for a two-dimensional figure**

Students use Bloxels to create designs or characters that include at least one line of symmetry, then ask a peer to locate the line/s of symmetry within the design.

**Geometry (3) Coordinate and transformational geometry. The student uses the process skills to generate and describe rigid transformations (translation, reflection, and rotation) and non-rigid transformations (dilations that preserve similarity and reductions and enlargements that do not preserve similarity).**

Students use Bloxels to create designs or characters that can then be transformed on the coordinate plane by the processes of translation, reflection and rotation. Challenge

**5.8(C) graph in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane ordered pairs of numbers arising from mathematical and real-world problems, including those generated by number patterns or found in an input-output table**

Create a large coordinate plane grid on poster paper or even a shower curtain, use painters tape for the grid lines. Students work in groups with assigned jobs to program Dash to visit certain plots on the coordinate plane.

Jobs:

- Task manager
- Robot manager
- Ipod manager
- System analyst - watches the code for errors
- Reporter/Recorder

**5.9(A) represent categorical data with bar graphs or frequency tables and numerical data, including data sets of measurements in fractions or decimals, with dot plots or stem-and-leaf plots 5.9(B) represent discrete paired data on a scatterplot**

**Target practice: **Create a large bullseye target with each 3 areas each worth 5, 10, 25 points respectively. Students will use the launcher with Dash robot, with a choice of 2-3 different types of balls (plastic, pompom). Student teams will launch the ball 3 times for each trial and record the results. Student teams may only make adjustments to the robot between trials. Complete 10 trials.

All data will then be plotted on a scatter plot and analyzed.

Credit to Stacey Gleinser for these lessons.