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In this animated Math Shorts video from the Utah Education Network, learn about rotation, which describes how a geometric shape turns around a point, called the center of rotation. When a geometric shape rotates on a coordinate plane, it stays exactly the same distance from the center of rotation. In the accompanying classroom activity, students are given two rotations from a handout and work in pairs to try to determine whether one figure is a rotation of the other figure around the given point. If the figure is a rotation, the student pair must add one more rotation to the grid. If the figure is not a rotation, the student pair must add one accurate rotation to the grid. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.