# Describing a reflection

I can understand the minimum information required to describe a reflection

# Describing a reflection

I can understand the minimum information required to describe a reflection

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- The image is a reflection of the object.
- A line of reflection can be thought of as a mirror line.
- The line of reflection can be vertical.
- The line of reflection can be horizontal.
- The line of reflection can be diagonal.

### Common misconception

Line segments connecting corresponding points on an image and object can intersect each other.

Corresponding point line segments after a reflection never intersect. If they do, then corresponding points have not been paired correctly.

### Keywords

Line of reflection - The line of reflection is the line about which an object is reflected. The object and image are equidistant from the line of reflection.

Equidistant - Points A and B are equidistant from a third point C if the distance AC is equal to the distance BC.

### Licence

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