Reflective Cat

Copy the face and line onto squared paper.
Draw a reflection of the face in the blue line.

Horizontal Line Vertical Line Diagonal Line Face


A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Geometry | Symmetry | Transformations

  • John Tranter,
  • When I started teaching in the early 1980s I remember seeing my then Head of Department use this idea as a starter with one of his classes. Despite the fact that it was an afternoon lesson and the class had a reputation for being a little 'lively' it turned out to be a great settler and got his lesson of to a very calm start. Thanks Wynn Davies for the idea. I wonder where he is now.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:

However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to a self-checking activity requiring pupils to draw reflections online.

Student Activity

Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

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