Reflective Cat

Copy the face and line onto squared paper.
Draw a reflection of the face in the blue line.

Horizontal Line Vertical Line Diagonal Line Face
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A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


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Topics: Starter | Geometry | Symmetry | Transformations

  • John Tranter,
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  • When I started teaching in the early 1980s I remember seeing my then Head of Department use this idea as a starter with one of his classes. Despite the fact that it was an afternoon lesson and the class had a reputation for being a little 'lively' it turned out to be a great settler and got his lesson of to a very calm start. Thanks Wynn Davies for the idea. I wonder where he is now.

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Click the button below to show the reflected face in the diagram above.

Show reflections

There is a printable worksheet to go with this activity.

Worksheet

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.

Transum.org/go/?Start=September16

Here is the URL which will take them to a self-checking activity requiring pupils to draw reflections online.

Transum.org/go/?to=transform

 

 


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