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Illustrative Mathematics

#### 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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Illustrative Mathematics

#### 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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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Lines of Symmetry for Triangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What can symmetry tell us about triangles? After looking at four examples, learners will come to realize that lines of symmetry are different for equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles. Use this guided practice activity as an...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine symmetrical and asymmetrical balance while making a mask using a variety of colored pencil and marker techniques. They use the process of revision and design as they complete their masks.
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Curated OER

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore symmetry in architecture.  In this cross curriculum art  and architecture instructional activity, students fold paper to illustrate symmetry and identify symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes.  Young scholars observe...
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Curated OER

#### Fall Plowing: Drawing to Scale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore coordinates and scale drawings. In this drawing to scale lesson, students discuss symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes, geometric, shapes and estimation of size.  Students recreate a portion of a drawing using a Cartesian...
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Curated OER

#### Principle of Art Balance

For Students 9th - 12th
Reinforce a strong art vocabulary which can also apply to aspects of math and science. Kids read about various types of balance or symmetry found in art. They analyze three paintings based on vocabulary and read a how-to for creating...
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Dick Blick Art Materials

#### “Rhythm in Layers”

For Teachers K - 12th
Young artists learn to build rhythm into a design by repeating colors, shapes, and patterns in a 3-D sculpture activity.
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Curated OER

#### 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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Curated OER

#### Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art

For Teachers 4th
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...
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#### A Unity Wall Drawing

For Teachers K - 3rd
Build class community with an art project. Learners first examine and discuss works of art. They then contribute to a class mural by tracing their hands and decorating them in relation to their own cultures. The final mural incorporates...
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Curated OER

#### Lines of Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice dance to divide the space or body shape into equal sections to create symmetry in dance. In this symmetry instructional activity, students practice symmetrical and asymmetrical movements in dance. Students participate...
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Curated OER

#### The Giant Barrel Sponge

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study barrel sponges. In this science and art lesson, students discuss what sponges are, create their own sponge, and share what they created with the rest of the class.
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Curated OER

#### Seeing Double

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an intuitive definition for symmetry after viewing a PBS video. They examine asymmetrical patterns and demonstrate their knowledge by changing them to symmytrical.
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Curated OER

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students create a miniature Japanese garden that incorporates the elements of traditional Japanese aesthetics. They study the simplicity, asymmetrical design and incorporate traditional structures.
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Curated OER

#### Introduction To Composition And Elements Of Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a finished drawing with a dynamic, asymmetrical composition. Pencil sketches are encouraged for final projects. Students assess their own work prior to submitting the artwork.
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Curated OER

#### Marbling A La Haring

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars create a paper marbling painting based on the work done by Keith Haring. In this paper marbling lesson plan, students create abstract compositions and create a small mural with one another of their interlocking shapes.
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Curated OER

#### Sea Urchins - Diadema Antillarum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars investigate oceanography by painting sea life. In this crustacean lesson, students identify sea urchins in our ocean environments and describe the functionality of their spherical-shaped bodies. Young scholars design their...
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Curated OER

#### once and future MOON

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beyond the phases of the moon, this comprehensive lesson plan covers geologic history and geology. Amateur astronauts examine photos of the lunar landscape, experiment with the creation of craters, and delve into information about the...
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Incredible Art Department

#### Notan Collages - "Expanding the Square"

For Teachers 6th
Notan is a Japanese word that expresses the interaction between light and dark. Learners explore Notan while creating dimensional art pieces that examine positive and negative spaces. They'll discuss the art of Notan, create their...
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Curated OER

#### Minimal Animals

For Teachers K - 8th
Have fun creating imaginary creatures with this symmetry lesson plan! Your class will paint one half of their imaginary creature, fold their paper in half, which will result in a symmetrical figure. What a great art project to combine...
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Hawaiʻi State Department of Education

#### Kapa Designs

For Teachers 5th
I always knew there was a connection between art and math, and this lesson plan proves it. Fifth graders will use what they know about ratios and percents to design art inspired by Polynesian kapa cloth. A grid, specific guidelines, and...
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Curated OER

#### A Different Point of View

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders imagine what North Carolina looks like from the air. Looking at a map, they list the different kinds of views we might find, (i.e., beach, mountains, cities, farms, etc.) then attempt to draw their own version of a map.
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Curated OER