Taking a Spin

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It does not divide into 360 evenly, so it cannot work. The resource extends pupils' thinking about rotational symmetry. By asking for a figure with a rotational symmetry of a seemingly impossible angle, the activity requires learners to think about multiples of angles of rotational symmetry.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide the class either with manipulatives or technology to investigate
  • Divide classmates into groups and have each group defend that they have found all of the possible polygons meeting the criteria
Classroom Considerations
  • Students should be familiar with rotational symmetry
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