Mathematics / Year 5 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

Curriculum content descriptions

Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes. Identify line and rotational symmetries (ACMMG114)

Elaborations
• identifying and describing the line and rotational symmetry of a range of two-dimensional shapes, by manually cutting, folding and turning shapes and by using digital technologies
• identifying the effects of transformations by manually flipping, sliding and turning two-dimensional shapes and by using digital technologies
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Translation (Geometry),  Reflection (Geometry),  Rotation

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