There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to
choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Symmetry. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same
topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is
often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a
totally different area of Mathematics.

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### Symmetry Starters:

A dice is reflected in two mirrors. What numbers can be seen?

Find symmetric words in this ancient cipher.

A classic matchstick puzzle designed to challenge your spacial awareness.

The bottom half of some symmetrical calculations are shown above. Can you work out the answers?

On squared paper copy the drawing of the face then reflect it in three different lines.

Draw a pattern with rotational symmetry of order 6 but no line symmetry.

Find the order of rotational symmetry of the repeating pattern.

## Exercises

#### Kite Maths

Can you make a kite shape from a single A4 size sheet of paper using only three folds?

#### Pattern Clues

An interactive activity challenging you to reproduce a pattern of coloured squares according to given clues.

#### Polygons

Name the polygons and show the number of lines and order of rotational symmetry.

#### Rotational Symmetry Pairs

The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of rotational symmetry.

#### Snowflake Generator

See how the hexagon can be transformed into a snowflake with some basic translations.

#### Symmetry Table Challenge

In how many cells can you draw symmetrical shapes with the given row and column headings?

#### Transformations

Draw transformations online and have them instantly checked. Includes reflections, translations, rotations and enlargements.

#### Xmas Symmetry Pairs

Match the pictures with the description of their symmetry.

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