Opposite Transformation

Pronunciation: /ˈɒp.ə.sɪt ˈtræns.fərˌmeɪ.ʃən/ Explain

An opposite transformation is any geometric transformation that changes the orientation of a figure. The orientation is where the vertices go in the opposite direction on the image than on the preimage.

Click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure.

Is there any way to do a reflection that does not create an opposite transformation? Why?
Manipulative 1 - Opposite Transformation Created with GeoGebra.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, opposite transformation. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 131. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Opposite Transformation. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/oppositetransformation.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
9/5/2018: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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