Wrapping Paper

Wrapping Paper

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

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Topics: Starter | Symmetry | Transformations

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

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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

Click on a design above to enlarge.

 

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