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Broad Topics > Transformations and their Properties > Symmetry

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Pattern Power

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

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Stringy Quads

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

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A Maze of Directions

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

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Tubular Path

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

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Poly Plug Pattern

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Symmetrical Semaphore

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Someone at the top of a hill sends a message in semaphore to a friend in the valley. A person in the valley behind also sees the same message. What is it?

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Making Maths: Snowflakes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

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Building Patterns

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

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Hidden Meaning

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What is the missing symbol? Can you decode this in a similar way?

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Beat the Drum Beat!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

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Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

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Coordinate Challenge

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Symmetry Challenge

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.

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Triangle Shapes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

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Mirror, Mirror

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you place the blocks so that you see the relection in the picture?

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Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Exploded Squares

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.

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Polydron

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

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Shape Draw

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the information on these cards to draw the shape that is being described.

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Lafayette

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Tiles in a Public Building

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Watch Those Wheels

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Animated Triangles

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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National Flags

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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A Cartesian Puzzle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find the missing coordinates which will form these eight quadrilaterals. These coordinates themselves will then form a shape with rotational and line symmetry.

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Topkapi Palace

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These images are taken from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Can you work out the basic unit that makes up each pattern? Can you continue the pattern? Can you see any similarities and. . . .

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Colouring Triangles

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore ways of colouring this set of triangles. Can you make symmetrical patterns?

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Sorting Letters

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This interactivity allows you to sort letters of the alphabet into two groups according to different properties.

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Dancing with Maths

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

An article for students and teachers on symmetry and square dancing. What do the symmetries of the square have to do with a dos-e-dos or a swing? Find out more?

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Plex

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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