Lesson 4: Dilations on a Square Grid
Let’s dilate figures on a rectangular grid.
Illustrative Math Unit 8.2, Lesson 4 (printable worksheets)
Lesson 4 Summary
The following diagram shows how to apply a dilation with a certain scale factor on a rectangular grid.
Lesson 4.1 Estimating a Scale Factor
Point C is the dilation of point B with center of dilation A and scale factor s. Estimate s. Be prepared to explain your reasoning.
Lesson 4.2 Dilations on a Grid
- Find the dilation of quadrilateral ABCD with center P and scale factor 2.
- Find the dilation of triangle QRS with center T and scale factor 2.
- Find the dilation of triangle QRS with center T and scale factor 1/2.
Lesson 4.3 Card Sort: Matching Dilations on a Coordinate Grid
Your teacher will give you some cards. Each of Cards 1 through 6 shows a figure in the coordinate plane and describes a dilation.
Each of Cards A through E describes the image of the dilation for one of the numbered cards.
Match number cards with letter cards. One of the number cards will not have a match. For this card, you’ll need to draw an image.
Are you ready for more?
The image of a circle under dilation is a circle when the center of the dilation is the center of the circle. What happens if the center of dilation is a point on the circle? Using center of dilation (0,0) and scale factor 1.5, dilate the circle shown on the diagram. This diagram shows some points to try dilating.
Lesson 4 Practice Problems
- Triangle ABC is dilated using as the center of dilation with scale factor 2.
The image is triangle A’B’C'. Clare says the two triangles are congruent, because their angle measures are the same. Do you agree? Explain how you know.
- On graph paper, sketch the image of quadrilateral PQRS under the following dilations:
- The dilation centered at R with scale factor 2.
- The dilation centered at O with scale factor 1/2.
- The dilation centered at S with scale factor 1/2.
- The diagram shows three lines with some marked angle measures.
Find the missing angle measures marked with question marks.
- Describe a sequence of translations, rotations, and reflections that takes Polygon P to Polygon Q.
- Point B has coordinates (-2,-5). After a translation 4 units down, a reflection across the y-axis, and a translation 6 units up, what are the coordinates of the image?
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