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reSolve: Transformations: Frieze Patterns
This sequence of three lessons explores transformation and symmetry by engaging students in the design of friezes. Students are introduced to simple friezes, and learn how reflections, rotations and translations are combined to create design elements. They explore real frieze examples from furnishings in Parliament House and tyres, and are then invited to design their own frieze. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, supporting PowerPoint presentations, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.
|Year level(s)||Year 7|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||friezes, reflection, rotation, translation|
|Strand and focus||Geometry, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Angles and geometric reasoning, Shapes and objects|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG114 Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes. Identify line and rotational symmetries
|National numeracy learning progression||
Understanding geometric properties
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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