Tes Maths ROTW: Dog-themed transformations

Craig Barton
13th November 2017

Ensure students aren’t barking up the wrong tree when practising transformations with these dog-themed activities, from JennyF100

What is it?

Finding new and engaging ways to inject a bit of variety into your students' practice of transformations can be a struggle. Thankfully, these dog-themed worksheets do just that.

Full of unusual shapes, students are challenged to translate, reflect, rotate, and enlarge different dogs. Ideal as an introduction to the topic, these exercises allow learners to get acquainted with the fundamental skills needed for GCSE maths. And, even better, the answers are provided!

How can it be used?

These activities are ideal for practising the basics. I’d suggest projecting the questions on a whiteboard and challenging pupils to discuss their methodology in pairs, before revealing the answers.

Why restrict yourself to just the tasks provided? The easily-editable format means that each transformation can be adapted accordingly, allowing for an infinite number of questions. This resource really is top dog!


Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the north of England.

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