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WALT create designs with rotational symmetry Another of Mrs Robertson’s magical maths lessons!

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Draw a circle and cut it out.

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Fold it in half and half again to create 8 segments.

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Use it as a guide to mark the 8 segments on an identical circle

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Use a ruler to draw the eight segments.

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Take a segment cut from one of the original folded circles.

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Draw a pattern on the segment...anything goes!

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Scribble pencil on the back of the segment.

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Lay the pattern in one segment... exactly. Draw over the pattern... It will print!

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Repeat this on each segment.

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Start to colour the pattern. Repeating each colour in every segment

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This pattern has a rotational symmetry of.. 8

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Extension activity Further investigations...

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By colouring alternate segments in identical colours..

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This pattern has a rotational symmetry of.. 4

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Try colouring alternate segments...

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This pattern has a rotational symmetry of.. 2

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Well done! You have created designs with rotational symmetry Hope you enjoyed another of Mrs Robertson’s magical maths lessons!

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