Finding Centers of Rotation: Support Notes
- *Localizaciónes vs. Ubicaciónes
While a Spanish cognate exists for “Locations” (i.e., *localizaciónes), Spanish-speaking students may not be familiar with it, as it is used rather infrequently. The term “ubicaciónes” is more commonly used to express the English meaning of “locations.”
- “Line” vs. “Line Segment”
Students are asked in this task to create and manipulate “line segments.” It may help to clarify the difference and similarity between a “line” and a “line segment.” That is, a line segment is an unbroken and bounded portion of a line; a line is infinite.
“Work” is used in this task in the functional/operational sense (e.g., Bob’s cell phone doesn’t work). Some students may be more familiar with “work” as the verb describing an activity in which one engages to achieve a purpose or result, or “work” as the synonym for a “job” or “employment.” You may find it helpful to address how “work” is used in the context of the task.