To identify lines of symmetry in a pattern

In this lesson, you will be learning to recognise patterns and how they repeat. We will continue to explore what symmetry is and how to recognise lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes and patterns containing these shapes. We will continue to develop strong mathematical language about shape, symmetry and pattern.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.How many lines of symmetry does a square have?

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Q2.Triangles have 3 lines of symmetry

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Q3.Another name for a line of symmetry is....

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Q4.How many lines of symmetry does a regular octagon have?

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Q5.How many lines of symmetry does this shape have?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.How many lines of symmetry does a square have?

1/5

Q2.Triangles have 3 lines of symmetry

2/5

Q3.Another name for a line of symmetry is....

3/5

Q4.How many lines of symmetry does a regular octagon have?

4/5

Q5.How many lines of symmetry does this shape have?

5/5

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Plenary Quiz

Symmetrical flags

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.How many lines of symmetry?

1/5

Q2.How many lines of symmetry?

2/5

Q3.How many lines of symmetry?

3/5

Q4.How many lines of symmetry?

4/5

Q5.How many lines of symmetry?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Plenary Quiz

Symmetrical flags

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.How many lines of symmetry?

1/5

Q2.How many lines of symmetry?

2/5

Q3.How many lines of symmetry?

3/5

Q4.How many lines of symmetry?

4/5

Q5.How many lines of symmetry?

5/5

Lesson summary: To identify lines of symmetry in a pattern

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