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Find an Exact Rotation of the Original Shape

In this worksheet, students will find an image that has been rotated. It will develop their understanding of rotation and and how it differs from reflection.

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'Find an Exact Rotation of the Original Shape' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   2D Rotation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions.

If you are unsure of an answer, move on to the next question.

You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.


Reflection is what you would see if you placed a mirror in front of a shape.

It is a mirror-image.

Rotation occurs when you turn a shape.

The shape stays at a fixed middle-point and turns either clockwise or anti-clockwise.


Original Image  Reflection           Rotation            



Take a look at this picture of a car:

Only one of the options below shows the image of the car after it has been rotated.

The others may have been reflected or changed in another way.


Which option shows rotation?

a)         b)         c)         d) 


The answer is d!


Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.

Good luck!

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