# Intuitive Notion of Dilation Worksheets

What is the Intuitive Notion of a Dilation? In mathematics, dilation is a term many students might have never come across. Well, consider this guide as a welcome note for yourself to understand the concept of dilation. So, let's get started. The real definition of dilation is, 'It is a type of image transformation that changes the size of a particular image. The given polygon is either reduced or enlarged according to a given factor or concerning a given center point. The word dilation is derived from the word 'dilate,' which relates to the eye. As the light hits the eye, the pupil of the eye is dilated; that is, it is enlarged or shrunk depending on the amount of light that has hit the eye. The factor is called a scale factor or a scalar factor, that is meant to measure how much smaller or larger the image transformation is. The intuitive notation of dilation is where the polygon either shrinks or grows but keeps the same shape overall. A dilation that is used to create an image smaller is called the reduction, whereas the dilation used to create an image which is an enlarged version, it is called enlargement.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through solving Intuitive Notion of Dilation. A dilation is a transformation that produces an image of the same shape as the original, but is of different size.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates the concept of advanced skill while solving Intuitive Notion of Dilation. A dilation that is used to create an image larger than the original is called an enlargement. A dilation that is used to create an image smaller than the original is called a reduction.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of the Intuitive Notion of Dilation.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students use Intuitive Notion of Dilation in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Intuitive Notion of Dilation.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to understand Intuitive Notion of Dilation.

• ### Answer Key

Answers for all the work here.

#### A Math Pun

Why should you never mention the number 288 in front of anyone?

Because it is just too gross (2 x 144 - two gross).