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Art Masterpiece: Leonardo’s Inventions—Leonardo da Vinci

For Teachers 6th
Leonardo da Vinci is the focus of a hands-on activity that encourages scholars to become inventors. Pupils brainstorm and sketch their idea, compose a detailed depiction using a mirror writing technique, and antique the paper for a...
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Magnifying Glass

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can a magnifying glass or reading glasses make things appear larger? Scholars simulate moving a lens closer or farther from an object to observe the resulting image. They also alter the lens focal length. The simulation shows the...
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Prom Night

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Create the perfect prom night image using the Law of Reflection! An interactive lesson explores angles of reflection when looking in a full-length mirror. Learners change the distance from the mirror and length of the mirror and watch...
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Pointzero: Confined

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Groups plan their escape carefully. Three three-tiered puzzles help a story character escape their situation, each involving integer sequences, transformations, and geometric constructions. The teacher resource includes slides and...
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Special Case — Ray Diagrams

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Add a ray of light to the class as young scientists learn important foundational concepts. Assist pupils with focal lengths as they study ray diagrams. Pupils review images and compare them to mirrored images before solving problems on...
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Transformations in the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners connect the new concepts of transformations in the coordinate plane to their previous knowledge using the solid vocabulary development in this unit. Like a foreign language, mathematics has its own set of vocabulary terms...
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Art Masterpiece—Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

For Teachers 6th
After getting to know the inventor, Leonardo da Vinci and his many inventions, scholars think up their own invention. Following a written description and a hand-drawn picture, learners use a method of mirror writing and antiquing to give...
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Symmetry with Shapes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students analyze a symmetrical stamp design with an equal balance of light and dark to create a pattern in succession. In this shape design lesson, students review concepts of sign, symbol and language across cultures. Students analyze...
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Physical Science Activities: Letters in a Mirror

For Students 5th - 8th
Investigate mirror images with alphabet letters! In order to experiment with mirror images, distortion, and reflection, class members use small mirrors and place them over and near the alphabet letters on the worksheet. Individuals or...
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Symmetry Using Polygons

For Students 8th - 10th
Working on symmetry in your class? If so, this worksheet might be for you. Learners observe different triangles and quadrilaterals, determine which are symmetrical, draw in the lines of symmetry, and color the symmetrical shapes. In...
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Lines of Symmetry

For Teachers 1st
First graders create symmetrical designs using a computer program.  In this lines of symmetry lesson, 1st graders review their symmetrical designs and discuss other ways symmetrical designs can be made.  Students work in pairs and use...
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Symmetry that is Basic and Beautiful

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore lines of symmetry. In this symmetry lesson, students divide and combine shapes along basic lines of symmetry. Students explore symmetry in real life objects.
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Drawing Mirror Images

For Students 4th - 5th
In this mirror images worksheet, students solve 4 problems in which mirror image patterns are identified and mirror images of geometric figures are drawn. This page is intended to be an online activity, but can be completed on paper.
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Math Problems, Calculations and Mirror Images

For Students 4th - 5th
In this online math exercises worksheet, students complete a variety of assignments including practicing eight math calculations, two word problems and drawing three mirror images. Students check their work online as they go.
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Exploring Arrangements of 2, 3, 4, and 5 Cubes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use problem solving skills to create various models of tricubes, tetracubes, and pentacubes. They classify the cubes into various groupings and identify them as mirror images, regular arrangements, and irregular arrangements....
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Comparison of Images Formed by Plane, Cylindrical, and Spherical Mirrors

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students observe how reflections differ in various types of mirrors. In this reflection lesson plan, students use cylindrical mirrors, plane mirrors, and concave mirrors to observe how each reflects the student's face.
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Math: Are They the Same - or Knot?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the equivalence between knots and math through a manipulative exploration. In pairs, they select three sets of identical knots and change their forms without breaking the knots apart. Students pass them along to the...