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NUMB3RS Activity: A Group of Symmetries

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the symmetries of an equilateral triangle. In this geometry lesson, students explore and visualize the reflection and rotational symmetries of an equilateral triangle. The activity relates the geometry of the...
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Symmetry - Draw the Line of Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a symmetry worksheet in which learners examine 12 pictures and circle each picture with a line of symmetry and draw the line of symmetry on each picture selected.
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Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Symmetry

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
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,...
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Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Enhance your geometry lesson by working with shapes. Fourth graders follow lines of symmetry to complete ten shapes, most of them currently triangles. Have pupils color each half of their shapes to reinforce the idea of symmetry!
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Symmetry in Shapes

For Students 3rd - 5th
Learners draw one or two lines of symmetry for nine shapes. Then they pick objects that have a line of symmetry.
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Geometry Worksheet 9.5: Rotational Symmetry

For Students 9th - 12th
In this rotational symmetry worksheet, high schoolers solve 14 short answer and graphing problems. Students identify the order and magnitude of given figures.  High schoolers find the scale factor of a dilation given a graph.
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Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A very clever marriage of social studies and math is offered in this presentation. Young mathematicians look at slides of a variety of flags of the world and try to find the line of symmetry in each. A clever way to practice symmetry!
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Symmetry Sampler

For Students 1st - 5th
If you have individual photographs of your class members, you can startle them with this symmetry sampler! Very simply, a learner will place a mirror at the middle plane of his face in a photograph and find that faces are not perfectly...
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Flipping Over Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this geometry worksheet, students identify the shape in a set that is not congruent with others. Then they identify the shapes that remain the same even when they are flipped and rotated. Students also locate all of the lines of...
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Line and Rotational Symmetry

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge young mathematicians' understanding of symmetry. Provided with images of different shapes, letters, and national flags, students are tasked with identifying the lines of symmetry and order of rotational symmetry associated with...
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Symmetry

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Get learners' minds rotating and reflecting while looking for symmetry. Pupils investigate figures to determine the number of lines of symmetry and if the figure has rotational symmetry. Classmates work together in groups to find out the...
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Lines of Symmetry for Circles

For Students 4th Standards
Further your instruction on geometrical symmetry with an investigation of circles. Fourth graders come to realize that the lines of symmetry of a circle are infinite.
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Symmetry & Odd/Even Functions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
This straightforward worksheet provides learners with valuable practice in identifying different symmetries of functions.  Brief, but thorough explication at the front of the worksheet guides and reminds learners of the techniques they...
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Exploring the Symmetry in Graphs of Quadratic Functions

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Math is all about finding solutions and connections you didn't expect! Young mathematicians often first discover nonlinear patterns when graphing quadratic functions. The activity begins with the vocabulary of a quadratic graph and uses...
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Lines of Symmetry - Rotational Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this geometry skills practice worksheet, students examine 3 images and determine whether or not they have rotational symmetry.
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Symmetry in Children's Art Experiences

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Read between the lines of symmetry to make important connections between math, art, culture, and nature.
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Symmetry (Bug)

For Students 1st - 2nd
Play around with symmetry with this activity! Learners examine an image of half of a bug drawn on grid paper and complete the drawing, making the image symmetrical. The bug contains curved lines as well as patterns to copy over to the...
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Is This a Line of Symmetry?

For Students 4th - 6th
Here is a geometry skills practice worksheet in which learners respond to six questions that require them to identify images that have symmetry.
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Are the Dotted Lines, Lines of Symmetry?

For Students 3rd - 5th
Here is a geometry skills practice worksheet in which learners respond to eight questions that require them to identify lines of symmetry.
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Insect Symmetry

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore symmetry in the insect world, comparing and contrasting insects and their symmetrical bodies and wings. They draw symmetrical insects, identifying body parts and explore nature's examples of symmetry. Afterward, they...
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Symmetry in Agriculture

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this symmetry worksheet, students look at 12 pictures. Students circle all the pictures that are symmetrical, and cross out all the ones that are not.
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Study Jams! Lines of Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Line up this lesson when introducing symmetry to your young mathematicians. Watch how two figures are introduced to different ways of folding and identifying whether or not they are actually symmetrical. Finish the lesson with a multiple...
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Symmetry Worksheet IV

For Students 8th - 10th
Challenge your class to identify, label, and draw a wide range of symmetries with this worksheet. In addition, learners name symmetrical shapes and compare them to alphabet letters. This worksheet asks class members to work with lines of...

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