A Valentine's Day Transformation

By Susan LoFranco on Apr 24, 2017

  • Identify similar shapes with and without rotation. 
  • Use real shapes and objects in their environment that students can relate to.
  • Orientation on 4 quadrant graph paper.  Quadrant one (x/y positive/positive), Quadrant two (x/y, negative/positive),  Quadrant three (x/y negative/negative), Quadrant four (x/y positive/negative). 


Grid Arts Guidelines














Vocabulary: Translations, Reflections, Rotations, Congruence, Transformation

  • Review with students the different types of transformations.  
  • Using the Valentine's Day Transformation Worksheet Identify all the different types of tranformations found.  
  • The student should record each of the transformation with a clear description of the move using the media of their choice.
  • If the student is having difficulty identifying the different transformations review again the different types and give concrete examples.
  • Once the student is confident in his/her ability to identify the different types of transformation review the Grid Art Guidelines.  
  • The student should complete their Grid Art along with an explanation of the different types of transfomration. 




  • This lesson will require the student to create art on a 4 quadrant coordinate grid.
  • This lesson should not be done until the student has completed the lessons on translation, reflection and rotation 
  • If this is being done as a classroom lesson students could work together on completing their "Grid Art". 
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