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Broad Topics > Transformations and their Properties > Rotations

Overlaid

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?

L-ateral Thinking

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

Turning Man

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

Posting Triangles

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If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

Poly Plug Pattern

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

Sorting Symmetries

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Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

Same Shapes

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How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?

Penta Play

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Rearrange the Square

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

Watch Those Wheels

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Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!

Lafayette

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What mathematical words can be used to describe this floor covering? How many different shapes can you see inside this photograph?

Peg Rotation

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what kind of rotation produced this pattern of pegs in our pegboard?

Tiles in a Public Building

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the same and what is different about these tiling patterns and how do they contribute to the floor as a whole?

Turning Granny

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

Hexpentas

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

Plex

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Plex lets you specify a mapping between points and their images. Then you can draw and see the transformed image.

Star Find

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?

Shape Mapping

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the relationship between these first two shapes? Which shape relates to the third one in the same way? Can you explain why?

Animated Triangles

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?

Coordinate Challenge

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the clues about the symmetrical properties of these letters to place them on the grid.

Transforming the Letters

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens to these capital letters when they are rotated through one half turn, or flipped sideways and from top to bottom?

Flip

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you picture where this letter "F" will be on the grid if you flip it in these different ways?

Shaping up with Tessellations

Stage: 2 and 3

This article describes the scope for practical exploration of tessellations both in and out of the classroom. It seems a golden opportunity to link art with maths, allowing the creative side of your. . . .

National Flags

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem explores the shapes and symmetries in some national flags.

2010: A Year of Investigations

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

Transformation Tease

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What are the coordinates of this shape after it has been transformed in the ways described? Compare these with the original coordinates. What do you notice about the numbers?

Clock Hands

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.

Coordinating Classroom Coordinates

Stage: 2

This article describes a practical approach to enhance the teaching and learning of coordinates.