- 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.