Symmetry Teacher Resources
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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 70 Views 57 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 26 Views 269 Downloads
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
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 18 Views 69 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 worksheet.
3rd - 5th Math 15 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Symmetry of the Addition Table
Help your class discover the commutative property of addition with this exploration of the addition table. By folding and coloring the table, a symmetry is found that directs students to an understanding of this crucial mathematical property.
1st - 3rd Math 70 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Can You Figure It Out? Discovering Symmetry
The introduction of symmetry is the focus of this terrific geometry instructional activity. After an initial discussion on shapes and symmetry, student groups are given a digital camera to take pictures of symmetrical shapes outside the classroom.
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
Young scholars examine symmetry with their bodies and create symmetrical pictures. In this symmetry lesson, student view Cowboys Roping a Bear. Students discuss the composition of the painting. Young scholars look for symmetrical elements and then draw their own picture.
K - 5th Math 11 Views 50 Downloads
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 6 Views 25 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
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
Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art
Have your class explore symmetry, radial balance and fractional parts in natural and man-made objects in their environment. Learners list examples and identify symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. Pupils are given a box of crayons and they divide the crayons and identify warm and cool colors.
4th Math 11 Views 76 Downloads
Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art
Have you noticed how math and art are often intertwined? Study how artists create balance and order in their designs and artworks. They complete a radial design project and study examples of symmetry and examples of fractions or parts-to-whole relationships.
5th Math 27 Views 213 Downloads
Sixth graders discuss radial symmetry in art. In this art lesson, 6th graders observe various items that show radial symmetry and discuss this in many cultures. Students experiment with scrap copper pieces at creating radial symmetry in art.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 24 Downloads
Shaping the View: Symmetry and Balance
Students explore the symmetry and balance in the composition of a variety of art works and note how the viewer's eye is guided to the important components of the image. How these elements affect the tone of the painting and communicate emotional content
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads
Symmetry in Polygons
Practice identifying and creating symmetrical shapes with this worksheet. For this worksheet, learners identify and draw figures with reflectional and rotational symmetry. They draw all axes of symmetry and complete figures to form symmetry.
8th - 10th Math 20 Views 123 Downloads