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Identify symmetry in the environment (ACMMG066)

Elaborations
  • identifying symmetry in Aboriginal rock carvings or art
  • identifying symmetry in the natural and built environment
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Symmetry

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