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You can place a mirror along a line of symmetry and get an exact copy of the original shape. Try it, it's fun!

When you've done with the mirror game, check what you know about this and other types of symmetry with the following Math quiz on the subject.

1.

What is the order of rotational symmetry of a rectangle?

0

1

2

3

A rectangle can be rotated about its center into two positions and look exactly like the original rectangle. This is rotational symmetry

2.

How many lines of symmetry does a square have?

1

2

4

None

One horizontal, one vertical and two diagonal lines

3.

Does a Jumbo jet have a plane of symmetry?

Yes

No

It has two

It is a plane anyway

Think of two halves, separated by a vertical line running down the center of the plane from nose to tail

4.

What is the order of rotational symmetry of a kite?

1

2

3

4

5.

Which of these numbers has a line of symmetry?

2

4

6

8

In fact it has two. You can draw a line vertically and another horizontally to see them more clearly

6.

An equilateral triangle has how many lines of symmetry?

1

3

6

9

One from each of its three angles

7.

Which statement describes the symmetry of a parallelogram?

0 lines of symmetry. Rotational symmetry of order 2

1 line of symmetry. Rotational symmetry of order 2

3 lines of symmetry. Rotational symmetry of order 1

1 line of symmetry. Rotational symmetry of order 3

8.

Which capital letter has the most lines of symmetry?

H

M

S

T

H has two, M and T have one, S has none

9.

How many lines of symmetry does an isosceles triangle have?

0

1

2

3

10.

How many planes of symmetry does a cube have?

0

3

6

9