##### FreestyleChallenge 1Challenge 2Challenge 3Challenge 4Challenge 5More Symmetry

Drag the green circles above to design your snowflake.

## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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#### Without Lifting

Can you draw these diagrams without lifting your pencil from the paper? This is an interactive version of the traditional puzzle. Some diagrams are possible while others are not. What is the rule?

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

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Transum with help from Wikepedia,

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

"There is a limit to how snowflake-like your creations can be with this application as it was designed to focus primarily on the notion of symmetry. In real life snowflakes are never completely symmetrical but do commonly have rotational symmetry of order 6 in addition to six lines of symmetry. The symmetry is due to the hexagonal crystalline structure of ice. Beginning with a tiny hexagon the six "arms" of the snowflake then grow independently from each of the corners of the hexagon. The microenvironment in which the snowflake grows changes dynamically as the snowflake falls through the clouds and tiny changes in temperature and humidity affect the way in which water molecules attach to the snowflake. Since the micro-environment (and its changes) are very nearly identical around the snowflake, each arm tends to grow in nearly the same way."

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

"Display idea: Print then cut out your snowflake designs as part of your classroom Christmas decorations. They can be made all the more colourful if two or more snowflakes are designed then one pasted on top of the other in your paint program.
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