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Matching Frieze Patterns

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Each frieze pattern is formed by repeating copies of one small bit of the pattern (the motif) over and over again by translation, rotation and reflection. Sort the frieze patterns into seven pairs according to the way in which the motif is repeated. Explain how you match the pairs.