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Tool: Transformations - Composition
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Go to: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_294_g_4_t_3.html (opens a new window)
Description: With this virtual manipulative you can create objects with pattern block pieces and explore the effect of two transformations (Translations, Reflections, or Rotations) in any order. The product of two such transformations is another transformation of the plane but the combined effect may be quite different from the effect of any single transformation.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Guide: User's Guide (opens a new window)
Author: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University)
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Support Material: Four Types of Symmetry in the Plane
Tools: Transformations - Dilation
Transformations - Reflection
Transformations - Rotation
Transformations - Translation
Courses: Math 4 Transformations
Math 5 Transformations
Math 6 Transformations
Math 7 Transformations
Geometry Transformations and symmetry, Glide

  Jeff L
Comment:This is an excellent tool for middle level math classes which allows the students the option of creating an object, locating it on a grid and experimenting with transformations to either create or duplicate a dsimilar object.