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Plane Symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A Cuboid

A Cuboid has 3 planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A Cuboid

A Cuboid has 3 planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A Cuboid

A Cuboid has 3 planes of symmetry

Cuboid

3 Planes of symmetry

Can you explain why the plane shown is not a plane of symmetry?

This is similar to the situation for the rectangle which does not have a line of symmetry through its diagonal. Reflection through the diagonal produces a kite.

No Diagonal

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A square based prism

A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A square based prism

A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A square based prism

A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A square based prism

A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Plane Symmetry
A plane of symmetry divides a three dimensional shape into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.

A square based prism

A square based prism has 5 Planes of symmetry

Square based prism

5 Planes of symmetry

The 9 Plane Symmetries of the Cube

Cube

Triangular Based Prisms

An isosceles triangular based prism has 2 planes of symmetry.

Triangular Isos

Triangular Based Prisms

An isosceles triangular based prism has 2 planes of symmetry.

Triangular Based Prisms

An isosceles triangular based prism has 2 planes of symmetry.

Triangular Based Prisms

An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Triangular Equilateral

Triangular Based Prisms

An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Triangular Based Prisms

An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Triangular Based Prisms

An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Triangular Based Prisms

An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Pyramids

A rectangular based pyramid has 2 planes of symmetry.

Pyramids

Pyramids

A square based pyramid has 4 planes of symmetry.

Pyramids

Regular Tetrahedron: 6 planes of symmetry

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State the number of planes of symmetry for each shape 3

Infinite

Cuboid

Worksheet 1

3 Planes of symmetry

Worksheet 2

Square based prism

5 Planes of symmetry

The 9 Plane Symmetries of the Cube

9 Cubes Worksheet Cube

Triangular Based Prisms

An isosceles triangular based prism has 2 planes of symmetry.

Worksheet 4

Triangular Based Prisms

Worksheet 5

Pyramids

Worksheet 6 Pyramids

Worksheet 7

Pyramids

Worksheet 8

Worksheet 9

Worksheet 10 Worksheet 6

Worksheet 11