# Transformation: Rotation

## Rotation is turning or twisting a shape about a specified point. Shapes are rotated either clockwise or anticlockwise by a given number of degrees.

### In the example above the centre of rotation is coordinate (0,0)

Shape A is rotated 90° clockwise to form shape B or rotated 180° to form shape C
or rotated 270° to form shape D.

Shape A could also be rotated 90° anticlockwise to form shape D.

### Some more examples

Shape A is rotated 90° clockwise about a centre of rotation (-3,2) to form shape B.

Shape C is rotated 90° anticlockwise about a centre of rotation (4,2) to form shape D.

Shape E is rotated 90° clockwise about a centre of rotation (-5,-1) to form shape F.

Shape D is rotated 180° about a centre of rotation (3,-3) to form shape H.

The best way to learn this is by practise. Download and print some quartered squared paper  from the 11plusforparents Printable Resources page, draw on some shapes and have your child rotate them in various ways about different centres of rotation.

This Interactive Rotation Grid

from 'Maths is' Fun
will help to practise translation.

Try this

Translation, Rotation and Reflection worksheet

from 'superteacherworksheets'.