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Plane Symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

A Cuboid

## A Cuboid has 3 planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

A Cuboid

## A Cuboid has 3 planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

A Cuboid

## A Cuboid has 3 planes of symmetry

Cuboid

3 Planes of
symmetry

Can you explain why the plane shown is not a plane of symmetry?

## This is similar to the situation for

the rectangle which does not have
a line of symmetry through its
diagonal. Reflection through the
diagonal produces a kite.

No Diagonal

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

## A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

## A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

## A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

## A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent
halves that are mirror images of each other.

Square
based
prism

5 Planes
of
symmetry

Cube

Triangular
Isos

## An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Triangular Equilateral

Pyramids

Pyramids

Pyramids

Pyramids

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Infinite

Cuboid

Worksheet
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3 Planes of
symmetry

Worksheet 2

Square
based
prism

5 Planes
of
symmetry

## The 9 Plane Symmetries of the Cube

9 Cubes Worksheet
Cube

Worksheet 4

Worksheet 5

Pyramids

Worksheet
Pyramids
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Worksheet 7

Pyramids

Worksheet 8

Worksheet 9

Worksheet 10
Worksheet 6

Worksheet 11