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We can rotate shapes about a point on a graph while maintaining the same shape.

Rotations allow us to move shapes to another point on the coordinate axes by rotating through a given angle.

There are two key things to remember with rotations:

  1. The centre of rotation: this is the point from which the rotation is carried out. Imagine putting your finger on a piece of paper and twisting - your finger here would be the centre of rotation!

  2. The angle at which the shape rotates in either the clockwise or anticlockwise direction.

Complete this sentence: the centre of rotation is the point from which a shape is _______