Resources tagged with: Rotations

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Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Rotations

Posting Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Rearrange the Square

Age 5 to 7 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?

Flip

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Animated Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Peg Rotation

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Star Find

Age 5 to 7 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?

Poly Plug Pattern

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Create a pattern on the small grid. How could you extend your pattern on the larger grid?

Hexpentas

Age 5 to 11 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

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Shape Mapping

Age 7 to 11 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?

Transforming the Letters

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Penta Play

Age 7 to 11 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.

Turning Man

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Watch Those Wheels

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Sorting Symmetries

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

National Flags

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Turning Granny

Age 7 to 11 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?

Same Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Coordinate Challenge

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Lafayette

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Coordinating Classroom Coordinates

Age 7 to 11

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

Tiles in a Public Building

Age 7 to 11 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?

Transformation Tease

Age 7 to 11 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?

2010: A Year of Investigations

Age 5 to 14

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

Clock Hands

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Shaping up with Tessellations

Age 7 to 14

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. . . .