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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 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 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 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 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.

## Square based prism

5 Planes of symmetry

Cube

Triangular Isos

## An equilateral triangular based prism has four planes of symmetry.

Triangular Equilateral

Pyramids

Pyramids

Pyramids

Pyramids

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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

Worksheet 4

## Triangular Based Prisms

Worksheet 5

Pyramids

Worksheet 6 Pyramids

Worksheet 7

Pyramids

Worksheet 8

Worksheet 9

Worksheet 10 Worksheet 6

Worksheet 11