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Finding the Line of Symmetry
Can you find the line of symmetry? That's what your students will demonstrate by completing this worksheet. The task gets increasingly difficult as shapes are included that have one line of symmetry, no lines of symmetry, and multiple lines of symmetry.
3rd - 5th Math 71 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Science of Symmetry
No matter which way you slice it, the definition of symmetry might not be clear. The narrator of the video reflects on its true meaning as shapes, plants, and animals dance onstage for a captivated cartoon audience. Your class will be captivated as well!
5 mins 6th - 11th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Lines of Symmetry for Quadrilaterals
Explore how lines of symmetry help define different categories of quadrilaterals. Looking at a square, rectangle, trapezoid, and parallelogram, young mathematicians discover that each shape has its own, unique symmetry. Encourage your class to look for patterns between the angles and side lengths of each shape and the lines of symmetry they found.
3rd - 5th Math 27 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A World of Symmetry: Math-Geometry
Define and identify the 3 basic forms of symmetry translation, rotation, and glides with your class. They cut out and arrange paper pattern blocks to illustrate symmetry, create a Cartesian graph, and design a rug with a symmetrical pattern.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 269 Downloads
Do these dotted lines indicate symmetry? Some of them do, and scholars determine which ones in 12 different images. Because some of these are tricky, it may be helpful to have large versions of these shapes printed and cut out. This way, you can demonstrate by physically folding them.
2nd - 4th Math 19 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lines of Symmetry
Drawing lines of symmetry helps scholars understand shape attributes, basic fractions, and equality. They determine how many lines each of these nine shapes has, using an example as reference. Consider having learners cut out a set of these shapes to use as they complete the activity.
3rd - 5th Math 16 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Can You Figure It Out? Discovering Symmetry
The introduction of symmetry is the focus of this terrific geometry lesson. After an initial discussion on shapes and symmetry, student groups are given a digital camera to take pictures of symmetrical shapes outside the classroom. In the computer lab, they utilize the Paint program to draw shapes using symmetry.
2nd Math 4 Views 23 Downloads
Geometers hit the town to examine signs and analyze their geometric shape attributes. First, review these concepts using the linked podcast and assess comprehension with the interactive shape attribute tool, also an online link. As you project these, scholars can take notes and draw the shapes.
3rd - 6th Math 19 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lines of Symmetry
Do your learners know that letters of the alphabet have lines of symmetry? Well, some of them do. Scholars examine nine symmetrical letters and draw in the line of symmetry for each (one of them has two!). They also complete six letters or numbers which have been cut off at the line of symmetry.
3rd - 4th Math 8 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where is the line of symmetry? Learners begin by drawing in a line to split three images evenly in half, using an example as reference. Encourage them to think about physically folding the picture to solidify this concept. Next, they do the same thing with four abstract shapes.
3rd - 4th Math 7 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Line of Symmetry
Where is the line of symmetry in these shapes? Review this concept using the visual guide at the top of the page, explaining how some shapes have multiples lines. Consider demonstrating this concept with large cut-outs, physically folding the shapes in half.
3rd - 4th Math 6 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lines of Symmetry, Shapes and Symbols
Which shapes are symmetrical? Third graders decide which shapes have lines of symmetry, and which shapes are not symmetrical. They work on 13 shapes and symbols, four of which have lines already drawn through them. Use this resource to reinforce your elementary geometry lesson.
3rd - 5th Math 28 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students examine symmetry with their bodies and create symmetrical pictures. In this symmetry activity, student view Cowboys Roping a Bear. Students discuss the composition of the painting. Students look for symmetrical elements and then draw their own picture.
K - 5th Math 11 Views 50 Downloads
Explore polygons with your elementary learners. Divide the class in 12 to configure the polygon puzzle before them. They list the attributes of each type of polygon they see, and if there's time, they jump on the interactive website Polygon Playground.
3rd - 5th Math 27 Views 260 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Frog Garden Party! Toads and Triangles in the Math Garden
It's frog party time! With frog banners, frog juice, and a triangle hunt, your garden party is sure to be both entertaining and educational. The lesson connects geometry, earth science, and delicious snacks to teach kids about ecosystems and math.
4th Math 34 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fold these shapes in half and you'll have perfectly equal sides. Kids explore symmetry by completing 16 abstract shapes which have been cut off at the line of symmetry. They draw the mirror image, using several examples as reference. An extra challenge lies in the fact that the lines are not all horizontal or vertical; many are diagonally aligned.
3rd - 4th Math 5 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
These symmetrical shapes are only half-completed, so scholars finish them by drawing the other side of the line of symmetry. Because your class won't recognize these abstract shapes, they will get authentic practice with this objective. There are 16 shapes total.
3rd - 4th Math 3 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Is this the line of symmetry? Scholars analyze 12 images to determine whether or not the dotted line in each reflects symmetry. There are three examples for them to reference before they start, so consider reviewing these together before learners do the rest on their own.
3rd - 4th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed