# Symmetry Teacher Resources

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For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate inverse functions.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders use their prior knowledge of linear, exponential,and quadratic functions to create a graph of an equation they have never seen before.
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#### The Delta Flier

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students make calculations in order to construct a kite in the shape of an isosceles right triangle. In this kite lesson students calculate altitude of their flying kites using a formula.
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For Students 11th
In this Algebra II worksheet, 11th graders review and apply the basic concepts for solving linear and quadratic equation. The one page worksheet contains twelve problems. Solutions are not provided.
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For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students calculate the area and perimeter of a basketball court. In this geometry lesson, students differentiate between similarity and congruence of geometric objects. They test conjectures and use it to solve problems.
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For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine and discuss the purposes and traditions of African ceremonial masks. They design and create African ceremonial masks using various materials.
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#### Geo Jammin' By DeSign - Day 1, Lesson 1: Math in Motion

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders, through large screen monitor, study geometric design. They participate in a diagnostic assessment in which they use pnecils, scissors and paste.
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#### Tangram Tantrums

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss tangram vocabulary, and act out slide, flip, and turn. They observe tangram puzzles on a web page, and solve their own tangram puzzles.
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#### Investigate the Rigid Motions of Reflection, Rotation, Translation, and Dilation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the rigid motions of reflection, rotation, translation, and dilation. This investigation be accomplished through classroom instruction and exploration using Geometer's Sketchpad.
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For Teachers K - 5th
Students make replicas of African masks. They also express what attributes they would want to have as an adult and put that into their mask.
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#### Math is Beautiful

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore how geometry is used on the composition of artworks by artists from different cultures. This activity is equally suited for a Math or Art classroom at the late-elementary or early-middle school level.
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#### Crystals: Geometry and Groups

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars discuss the importance of examining crystals and experiment growing them. In groups, they complete a project in which they use groups in geometry just like crystallographers. They practice solving the groups and proofs...
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#### Identifying Creatures

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils use a classification key from a provided worksheet to identify creatures. This task assesses student's abilities to interpret data, make decisions, identify, and classify.
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#### Geometry in Tessellations

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine tessellations and their geometric properties. Students explore the concept of tessellations and lines, planes, angles, and polygons. Students experiment with the area and perimeter of polygons. Students analyze...
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#### Translations, Reflections, and Rotations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the concepts of translation, reflection, and rotation. They practice translating, reflecting, and rotating two-dimensional objects on the coordinate plane. students use computers to learn about the three concepts.
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#### Introduction to Fractals: Infinity, Self-Similarity and Recursion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students think about several of the concepts from fractals, including recursion and self similarity. They use mathematical concepts of line segments, perimeter, area and infinity are used, and skill at pattern recognition is practiced.
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#### Draped Slab leaf bowls

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore beauty in nature, explore the structure of the leaf and purposes of the leaf. Students study the draped slab forming technique and demonstrate craftsmanship in handling clay.
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#### Nature's Polyhedrons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to polyhedrons through using straw models to explore geometric solids and constructing Christmas tree ornaments using Epsom salt crystals. Students will view interactive videos and investigate and retrieve...
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#### Pysanky: Not Just a Pretty Egg

For Teachers K - 6th
Students examine the art of Pysanky. Using the Internet, they identify the cultural similarities and differences between the United States and the Ukraine. Using Pysanky's art, they discover the symbolism he used in his artwork and...
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#### Quadratic Functions And Their Graphs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students engage in a classroom discussion about the shape of a parabola using real world examples. They define and discuss the important vocabulary and the teacher scaffolds by making clarification as necessary. For practice students...
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#### Peter The Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete an interdisciplinary unit chronicling the life cycle and movement patterns of the butterfly. Through language arts, mathematics, and science activities, students identify various types of butterflies and document the...
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#### Classification of an Echinoderm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study starfish through dissection. In this biology lesson plan, students explore the lives of starfish as they view a slide show, observe parts of echinoderms, and compare the classification of the starfish with other...
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#### Structures and Shapes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students make jewelry using different shapes from magazines, tissue paper, cardboard, and other materials. In this making jewelry lesson plan, students complete this hands on activity to discuss how shapes are used.
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#### "Geotown" Scrapbook

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a scrapbook. In this geometry lesson, students use digital cameras to take pictures of geometrical concepts. Students use the pictures to create a "Geotown" scrapbook.
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