While the seasons don’t transform the outside environment at Woodmont Charter School like they do at northern schools, they still like to get in the spirit of transformation. Mr. Welch’s 8th graders have been working on transformations in the coordinate plane to demonstrate similarity and congruence. They have utilized the coordinate plane to plot points and create shapes (like Thanksgiving pumpkins and Halloween ghosts) and have then applied transformations to them, such as, reflections, rotations, translations, and dilations. Many of them even colored in and accented their finished product! This type of spatial math helps promote critical thinking skills and lets the students work with their hands to create a finished product.