Flexigons

Flexigons is a game based on geometric transformations. Players take shapes from one point and, with operations such as translation and rotation, move them to the goal.

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Microbots are the driving force behind all of the technology the Sirius Pack is dependent on. These miraculous robots are extremely small, only micrometers in size. The rate at which these robots advance and change is almost too high to maintain. These rapid advances require an ever evolving construction process and assembly line. When a part is devised by or for the microbots the assembler must be taught how to most efficiently manipulate it.


You are tasked with the role of a micro-robotics factory worker, who teaches the factory systems the most efficient construction processes for the parts of the construction process they are receiving. Different manipulations of the microbot component structures require different amounts of time. The more efficient the construction, the more robots can roll off the assembly line before being loaded onto cargo ships to go to the front lines. The defensive systems upon Luna Ara are absolutely dependent on these microbots and any interruption in the supply of bots would adversely affect the efforts there.

Learning Targets

MA.11.841.01.03 - Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations. (CAS: 8.4.1.a) (CCSS: 8.G.1)


MA.11.841.02.03 - Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates. (CAS: 8.4.1.b) (CCSS: 8.G.3)


MA.11.841.03.03 - Demonstrate that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations. (CAS: 8.4.1.c) (CCSS: 8.G.2)


MA.11.841.04.03 - Given two congruent figures, describe a sequence of transformations that exhibits the congruence between them. (CAS: 8.4.1.d) (CCSS: 8.G.2)


MA.11.841.05.03 - Demonstrate that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations. (CAS: 8.4.1.e) (CCSS: 8.G.4)


MA.11.841.06.03 - Given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence of transformations that exhibits the similarity between them. (CAS: 8.4.1.f) (CCSS: 8.G.4)

Earning Badges...

Flexigons is a game that provides hands-on application of geometric principles. Badges are awarded after the player completes the following:

  1. Bronze is awarded after the player demonstrates an understanding of congruence of shapes.
  2. Silver is awarded after the player demonstrates an understanding of similarity of shapes and how similarity differs from congruence.
  3. Gold is awarded after the player completes a Challenge Level demonstrating the properties of congruence.
  4. Platinum is awarded after the completion of a Challenge Level demonstrating the properties of similarity.