Wrapping Paper

Wrapping Paper

What is the order of rotational symmetry of this repeating pattern?

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Symmetry | Transformations

  • Year 8 Set 1, Bridgewater Middle School
  • The snowman does not have rotational symmetry due to the position of its buttons.
  • Jim, France
  • Very good.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:


However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to an interesting student activity called Tangram Table.


Student Activity


Extension Activity

Classify the designs of wrapping paper according to the transformations used to place the repeating patterns. Here are some examples to get you started:

Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 1 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 2 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 3 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 4 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 5 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 6 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 7 Christmas Wrapping Paper Example 8

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