The Math: types of transformations
When you repeat your name, there are four ways you can change it. These are called geometric transformations. You can:
Translate it — slide it to a new spot without changing its angle. Like this: RR
Rotate it — turn it to a new angle. Like this: NZ
Reflect it — flip it over so the letters go the wrong way, like in a mirror. Like this: db
Scale it (also called Dilate it) — make it bigger or smaller. Like this: oO
Here’s a word pattern that uses all four geometric transformations. Can you read what it says? Can you see how the word is transformed? Hard question: how many copies of the word TREE are here?