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Spot Size and Shading in Rotations

In this worksheet, students will find shapes that are rotations of the original. It will develop their understanding of 2D rotation.

'Spot Size and Shading in Rotations' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   2D Rotation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Hi there, 2D shape detective!


Rotation is a term that describes the action of turning a shape.

The shape can turn either clockwise or anti-clockwise.


Clockwise is the same direction as the hands on a clock move.

Anti-clockwise is the opposite way.


Clockwise       Anti-clockwise



Take a look at this picture of a boat:


Which of the following options shows a correct rotation of this boat?

a)        b)        c)  


The correct answer is c!


It can’t be option a as this image has been flipped over (reflected) and it can’t be option b as the image is too big.


In this activity, you will need to be a 2D detective and find the rotated images.

Try not to get too dizzy with all this spinning!

Good luck!


It’s now your turn to find the rotations. 


EdPlace 11+ detective


Here's a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

Make sure the option you choose is an exact replica of the original. It must have the same, colour, shape, outline and size. Only the rotation changes!


Good luck rotating the shapes detective!

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