Transformations


This is part of our Secondary Curriculum collection of favourite rich tasks arranged by topic.

Mirror, Mirror...

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.

Growing Rectangles

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you enlarge them?

Reflecting Squarely

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?

Attractive Rotations

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...

Shady Symmetry

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

Transformation Game

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

...on the Wall

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the effect of reflecting in two intersecting mirror lines.

Who is the fairest of them all ?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the effect of combining enlargements.

Attractive Tablecloths

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?

Fit for Photocopying

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationships between different paper sizes.

Robotic Rotations

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?

Transformations - Short Problems

Age 11 to 16

A collection of short problems on transformations.



 
You may also be interested in this collection of activities from the STEM Learning website, that complement the NRICH activities above.