Rotations About the Origin Digital Pixel Art | Transformations | Christmas Math


Engage your students with these winter and Christmas themed pixel art activities involving counterclockwise and clockwise rotation (90, 180, 270 degrees) about the origin in the rigid transformations unit. This product contains two pixel arts, each is a self-checking Google Sheet. However, the images are versatile enough that it may be used at any time in the school year. It's great as sub plan, review lesson, or independent practice!

Why you'll love this

This product covers the 8th grade common core standard, with a focus on rotation about the origin:


Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

Students practice a series of problems, and get immediate feedback as they go. Correct answers turn green and incorrect answers stay red. As students type in correct answers, a mystery picture appears. The Google Sheets are all self checking & digital, so it can easily be assigned through Google Classroom or any online learning platform.

There's no prep required. This is great for virtual or in person learning!

What’s included?

There's 2 pixel art Google Sheets, with 44 problems total, along with an answer key and directions for reference:

  • Google Sheet #1 (22 problems): Counterclockwise rotation about the origin

  • Google Sheet #2 (22 problems): Counterclockwise and clockwise rotation about the origin

  • Answer Key (PDF)

  • Optional Question Sheet & Grids PDF (contains grid for students to graph and rotate the figures on paper prior to entering solutions on the pixel art google sheets)

You can assign the Google Sheets separately or both at once depending on your preferences and skills that your students are working on.

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