# Exploring Rotation 1

- Author:
- debbie.steffen, Mr. Watson

- Topic:
- Rotation

## Question 1

Without moving the point of reflection, rotate the shape (using the angle of rotation slider) so that point A is at (-3,1). What angle did you rotate by? Was it a clockwise or counter clockwise rotation?

## Question 2

Without moving the point of reflection, rotate the shape (using the angle of rotation slider) so that point A is at (-1,-3). What angle did you rotate by? Now draw a circle using the circle with center through point tool. First click on the center of rotation which is the point (0,0) (also called the origin), then click point A on the preimage (brown). Don't forget to change back to the select tool before moving the slider.

## Question 3

As you rotate the figure (without moving the center of rotation) notice which points stay on the circle. Draw a new circle so with center at the origin that passes through point B. rotate the figure a bit. Do you see the pattern? Draw another circle with center at the origin and passing through a point on the preimage. Rotate the figure a bit. What is the pattern?

*Check your answers, redo any exercises that you missed, and then move on to Exploring Rotation 2.*