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Finding the Line of Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Can You Figure It Out? Discovering Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young mathematicians investigate the use of symmetry in graphic design. After first learning about reflection, translational, and rotational symmetry, children use this new knowledge to identify symmetry in letters of the alphabet and...
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Symmetry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Eleven problems provide pupils the opportunity to find the lines of symmetry or identify rotational symmetry. Scholars alter designs to make them symmetrical, learn to recognize signs that are symmetrical, and identify the type of...
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Lines of Symmetry for Quadrilaterals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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How Do You Find the Axis of Symmetry for a Quadratic Function?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Short and simple. X equals negative b divided by two(a) is the formula used to find the axis of symmetry. If the quadratic equation is in standard form, identify the values for a, b, and c and plug the values into the formula. Do the...
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Reflection Symmetry: Lesson

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Symmetry is a natural thing. The video introduces the concept of reflection symmetry using a smiley face and a pentagon. Using pictures from nature, the installment of an extensive geometry playlist determines whether the object has...
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What is the Axis of Symmetry of a Quadratic Function?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The graph of a quadratic equation is a parabola. Parabolas are symmetrical. The line that passes through the vertex is called the axis of symmetry. And if the parabolas were folded along this line, the two sides would be symmetrical....
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Football, Physics, and Symmetry

For Students 9th - 12th
Ready to tackle the concept of symmetry? Show your class a video that combines it with football, and you'll definitely score the extra point! The resource illustrates different types of symmetry and relates it to both muscle memory and...
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Symmetry in Polygons

For Students 8th - 10th
Practice identifying and creating symmetrical shapes with this learning exercise. For this learning exercise, learners identify and draw figures with reflectional and rotational symmetry. They draw all axes of symmetry and complete...
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Symmetry Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
This resource offers a series of hands-on activities in which learners sketch and construct symmetrical origami, paper dolls, snowflakes, and polyhedra while adhering to specific requirements. These activities ask class members to...
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Line of Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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...
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Lines of Symmetry, Shapes and Symbols

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Lines of Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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...
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Symmetry, Part 2

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
How can you tell if shapes are symmetrical? Fourth graders study 12 shapes, and draw lines down the middle of shapes that have symmetry. Once they are finished, they complete shapes that are missing their symmetrical sides. Some shapes...
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Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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...
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Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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...
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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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Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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....
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Lines of Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Symmetry

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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...
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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 instructional activity, students explore and visualize the reflection and rotational symmetries of an equilateral triangle. The activity relates the...
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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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