Year 5: Reflection and rotational symmetry

TIMSS assesses students’ ability to apply the properties of symmetries, such as distance of matching points from the mirror line, and orientation of figures. Students also need to identify the symmetry of shapes, such as circles, triangles and quadrilaterals.

This unit of work will improve students’ understanding of symmetry across a range of contexts:

Students will also benefit from working independently or collaboratively on the following student e-ako on the Geometric thinking pathway (information about e-ako maths):

  • G3.20: Using transformations and symmetry  

Figure It Out resources for symmetry at Level 3 include: