So I am planning to teach transformations which I haven't had to look at for the past 6 years! Argh! Totally keeping my cool and everything (not!) And I couldn't think of an interesting way to look at the core skills needed when looking at translations and understanding how to interpret a vector.
I decided a game was necessary (because everything can be solved with a game ha!) So, I've come up with this game!
I've called it Vector Stars! Basically it's a two player game, and players have to move around the game board collecting points by inputting their vector translations and collecting the appropriate stars. Each different coloured star has a different amount of points allocated to it, and students can gain bonus points by collecting three stars of the same colour (tried to get some strategy in there, or should I say problem solving?).
Any way I hope you find it useful, I'll be using it at the end of this week :-)
Let me know if you use it and have any ideas for a sequel/extension or any tweaks once it's been tested. I may update it after it's been used at the end of the week.
Hope your enjoying the maths resources! I'm having tonnes of fun creating them :-)
You can download this maths resource here
The vector translations game can be downloaded here or you can find it via the maths resources page under shape, space and measure here