Rotating a Shape
(KS2, Year 6)
Rotating a ShapeA shape can be rotated. When a shape is rotated, each point on the shape is turned by an angle about a centre of rotation.
How to Rotate a ShapeRotating a shape is easy.
QuestionRotate the shape below by 60° clockwise about the point (3, 1).
Draw a line from the centre of rotation to point A.
Measure the length of this line.
Measure the angle of rotation (60°) from the line. Using a protractor, find 60° clockwise from the line found. Mark this angle.
Draw a line from the centre of rotation. It must be the same length as the line in Step 3 and be at the angle found in Step 4.
Repeat for points B and C:
Answer:With all the vertices (corners) of the shape rotated, the rotated shape can be drawn:
Lesson SlidesThe slider below shows another real example of how to rotate a shape. Open the slider in a new tab
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