# Reflect simple shapes in the axes on a full coordinate grid

I can reflect simple shapes in the axes on a full coordinate grid.

# Reflect simple shapes in the axes on a full coordinate grid

I can reflect simple shapes in the axes on a full coordinate grid.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- When reflecting a shape in the axes, the reflection and original shape should be the same distance from the axis.
- The shape remains the same size and shape after it has been reflected.
- If you put a mirror on the axis, the new shape will look the same as the original shape.

### Common misconception

One of the most common mistakes pupils make when reflecting is to flip the shape. Essentially, they translate the shape rather than reflecting it.

Attention is given at the start of the lesson to examples and non-examples of reflections, including the above misconception. Use real mirrors and ask pupils to reflect objects in them, noticing the direction in which the reflection is facing.

### Keywords

Reflect - A reflection is an image or shape as it would be seen in a mirror.

Axes - The x and y lines that cross at right angles to make a graph or grid are called axes, which is the plural of axis.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

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