In Classroom Resources, Location, Measurement and Geometry, Shape
  • Identify and describe shape transformations
  • Create a pattern made using shape transformations
  • Copy a pattern made using shape transformations
  • Continue a pattern made using shape transformations
  • Explain possible variation in results
  • Create a unique shape and use this to create a design
  • Recognise and describe symmetry in patterns and objects
Curriculum Connections – Victorian Curriculum F-10 – Measurement & Geometry
Year 3 – Location & Transformation
  • Identify symmetry in the environment (VCMMG144)
  • Identify and describe slides and turns found in the natural and built environment (VCMMG145)
Year 4 – Location & Transformation
  • Create symmetrical patterns, pictures and shapes with and without digital technologies (VCMMG173)
Year 5 – Location & Transformation
  • Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes. Identify line and rotational symmetries (VCMMG200)
At the end of this lesson students should be able to answer the following questions
  • Can you describe and model a flip, slide and turn?
  • What is the difference between clockwise and anticlockwise?
  • How else can we describe shape turns? Can we use degrees or clock terms?
  • Why might there be variation in results?
  • How can we make our descriptions more accurate?
  • What is symmetry? Where do we see it? How can we describe it?


For more information, please download the attached lesson plan.

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