# Rotational Symmetry

Draw a pattern with rotational symmetry
of order 6 but no line symmetry.

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• This could be a quick activity with pupils roughly sketching their ideas or it could be a more sustained project leading to some potentially stunning display work for your classroom. Pupils could work on different stipulations. Roll two dice, can you create a diagram (using pencil and paper, a computer painting program or Logo) to produce a design which has the order of rotational symmetry of the first dice and the order of line symmetry of the second dice score. Are all possible combinations possible? Construct a table to show which pairs are possible.
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