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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.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords friezes, reflection, rotation, translation

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
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 - UGP4

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