Introduce the idea of rotational symmetry.
Recognise figures which possess rotationalsymmetry and identify figures that have norotational symmetry.
Determine the centre of rotation and statethe order of rotational symmetry for givenfigures, shapes and logos.
Give examples of point of symmetry, notingthat the centre of rotational symmetry is a pointof symmetry if the order of rotational symmetryof the figure is a multiple of 2.
Discuss the symmetric properties of equilateral and isosceles triangles, square,rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, trapeziumand kite.Introduce the idea of rotation by demonstrationusing a teaching aid. Arotational symmetry boardcan be made as follows:1. Draw on a manila card:rectangle, equilateraltriangle, square,rhombus, regularpentagon, parallelogram,isosceles triangle,scalene triangle andtrapezium.2. Draw the same figuresonanother manila card of differentcolour and cut out thefigures.3. Secure the cut-outs overtheirrespective figures on thebig card(Step 1) using pinsthrough thecentre of rotation.4. Rotate the cut-outs oneby oneand explain the idea of rotationalsymmetry. Note the cutoutsrotate about the fixedpoint calledthe
centre of rotation.
Content coverageScope and DevelopmentSuggested ActivitiesResources
1.3 SymmetricalPropertiesof RegularPolygons
Discuss line symmetry and rotational symmetryproperties of the regular polygons: equilateraltriangle, square and other regular polygons.Give materials to studentsto design shapes with
specified number of lines of symmetry
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