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Lesson Planning Sheet Title: Rotational Symmetry Learning Objectives: By the end of the lesson:  All students should be able to identify the order of rotational symmetry for a two dimensional shape.  Most students should be able to create shapes with a given rotational symmetry.  Some students should be able to investigate different rotational symmetries for a fixed area. Keywords: Rotation, Rotational Symmetry, Order Learning Activities Starter/Introduction Students review reflective symmetry by arranging a series of coloured squares around a diagonal mirror line. A worksheet is provided to save time so students do not have to copy the diagrams. Development Use the shapes at the bottom of the screen to demonstrate the order of rotational symmetry by matching up the red dots and rotating about the centre. Discuss that every shape has at least a rotational symmetry of order, one and not zero which is a common misconception. To extend the idea of rotational symmetry discuss the order for a circle as a means to introduce the concept of infinity. Once students are confident with identifying an order of rotational symmetry they progress on to creating shapes with a given order. Students could use tracing paper to check their work. Plenary The open ended plenary challenges students to create different shapes with a fixed rotational symmetry and area. Progress made through the lesson could be assessed in the form of a poster for this activity. Differentiation More able:  Students could consider rotation of 3D shapes such as spheres, tetrahedron and spheres. Less Able  Students may need to use tracing paper in order to identify a rotational symmetry rather than using mental methods. Resources: Mini-whiteboards Hand-out Tracing Paper