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Rotational Symmetry

In this worksheet, students complete diagrams to show rotational symmetry.

'Rotational Symmetry' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify and Describe Translations, Rotations and Reflections

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Watch this short video on rotational symmetry.  

It explains something called the ORDER of rotational symmetry.

 

 

Example

In the following diagram, what colour must go in square A for the shape to have Rotational Symmetry of Order 2

 

 

Answer

A must be BLUE

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be yellow?

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be red?

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be green?

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be yellow?

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) should be yellow?

 

 

A

B

C

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which colour will be in square A?

 

 

Red

Yellow

White

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which colour will be in square A?

 

 

Red

Yellow

White

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) will be red?

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) will be blue?

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) will be neither blue, red nor yellow?

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

  • Question 1

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be yellow?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
For order 2, imagine turning the shape through 180° Where would the yellow shape be now?
  • Question 2

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be red?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
For order 2, imagine turning the shape through 180° Where would the red shape be now?
  • Question 3

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be green?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
For order 2, imagine turning the shape through 180° Where would the green shape be now?
  • Question 4

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which square(s) should be yellow?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
C
EDDIE SAYS
For order 2, imagine turning the shape through 180° Where would the yellow shapes be now?
  • Question 5

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) should be yellow?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
B
C
EDDIE SAYS
For order 4, imagine turning the shape through 90° clockwise three times Where would the yellow shape be now?
  • Question 6

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which colour will be in square A?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Red
EDDIE SAYS
For order 4, imagine turning the shape through 90° clockwise three times Where colout would be on A?
  • Question 7

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 2.

Which colour will be in square A?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
White
EDDIE SAYS
For order 4, imagine turning the shape through 90° clockwise three times Where colour will be on A?
  • Question 8

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) will be red?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
J
EDDIE SAYS
For order 4, imagine turning the shape through 90° clockwise three times Which shapes would be red?
  • Question 9

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) will be blue?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
G
M
EDDIE SAYS
For order 4, imagine turning the shape through 90° clockwise three times Which squares will be blue?
  • Question 10

Look at this diagram, which is to have rotational symmetry of order 4.

Which square(s) will be neither blue, red nor yellow?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
E
F
H
I
EDDIE SAYS
For order 4, imagine turning the shape through 90° clockwise three times Which shapes would not have any colour on them at any point
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