Physical Sciences and Mathematics


In middle school and high school, students become acquainted with transformational geometry, and geometry in the co-ordinate plane. This paper addresses some of the reasons students encounter difficulty involving transformational geometry and ways to help students better understand transformational geometry. The discussion moves into the benefits of implementing games into the math classroom and some essential features of quality math games. This paper culminates with a discussion on the creation and design of my transformational game Identity, how Identity can help with students’ understanding and facility with transformational geometry, and a reflection on the game-creating process.