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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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Teachers Network

#### A World of Symmetry: Math-Geometry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Define and identify the three basic forms of symmetry translation, rotation, and glides with your class. They cut out and arrange paper pattern blocks to illustrate symmetry, create a Cartesian graph, and design a rug with a symmetrical...
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Curated OER

#### Symmetry in Relief

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore radial symmetry.  In this 3 dimensional art and geometry lesson, students identify examples of radial symmetry in everyday objects. Learners create an imprint using radial symmetry on clay tiles.
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#### Design a Flying Machine

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Wrap up the unit in one final design. Pairs use their knowledge of aviation to design new flying machines and record how their designs take into consideration the forces that act upon airplanes. The pupils determine whether their designs...
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PBS

#### 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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Mathed Up!

#### 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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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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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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Curated OER

#### Interpreting Lao Design: Painting

For Teachers K - 8th
Students examine Lao art techniques and practice replication and modification of Lao designs. Maintaining a symmetrical image, they embellish designs with imagery and background color. They discuss the students' works and note the...
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Curated OER

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine the concept of symmetry in Lao art and apply it to their own works. They construct full-face masks by copying the stencils onto colored paper. Students apply creative touches by painting and drawing on their assembled...
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Curated OER

#### Lao Design: Lotus Flower Constructions

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners create lotus flowers in 3-D designs applying Lao art techniques. Following a teacher demonstration, they assemble their own lotus flower candleholders and the teacher arranges a group flotation in a body of water. Students...
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Curated OER

#### Rotational Hex Designs

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learn about the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, Rotational Hex Design. This image-rich presentation provides a comprehensive description of the origin and meaning behind these interesting totems. Instructions to create these symmetrical...
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Open Oregon Educational Resources

#### Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How can Adobe Creative Cloud enhance digital art and media design? Readers explore just that with the Digital Foundations eBook. They learn how to source images and how to create symmetry and asymmetry in their digital designs. They also...
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Curated OER

#### Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders find symmetry in nature. In this symmetry lesson, 3rd graders discover that symmetry is in nature and our everyday world. Students examine the alphabet for symmetrical letters then create their own artwork showing symmetry.
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Curated OER

#### Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Shape

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Ask elementary students to explore shapes in everyday objects. They will discuss the elements of design and describe the shapes they see in visual images. Students will then design and "build" a new 3D shape. Finally they will show and...
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Curated OER

#### Design a Colonial Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore botany by completing an art design activity in class. In this gardening history instructional activity, students identify the plants and crops utilized in the Colonial era for both food and medicine. Young scholars...
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#### My Own Tree

For Teachers K - 3rd
Nature contains both symmetry and asymmetry. Have your young artists examine symmetry and asymmetry in their own surroundings. After viewing works of art, pupils find trees in their neighborhoods and determine if they are symmetrical or...
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Curated OER

#### Seeing Symmetry Around Us

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young geometers distinguish between mirror symmetry and rotational symmetry and construct pattern block designs demonstrating both. They then work together to find examples of each kind of symmetry on campus (or at home). They photograph...
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Curated OER

#### Interpreting Lao Design Drawing

For Teachers K - 6th
Pupils identify symmetry as a word and concept using drawings. The lesson plan is cross-cultural using traditional Lao Art. The goal is to then apply the skills of symmetry to personal works of art that are produced.
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Curated OER

#### 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 plan, students review concepts of sign, symbol and language across cultures. Students...
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Curated OER

#### Sensational Symmetry

For Teachers K - 12th
Stdents create symmetrical designs by cutting folded paper in this cross-curricular lesson for the Math and Art classsroom. The lesson is adaptable for any grade or ability level.
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Curated OER

#### Facial Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners study facial symmetry. They explore lines of symmetry, and create illustrations with multiple lines of symmetry.
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Curated OER

#### Symmetrical Design: Pennsylvania Barn Signs

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explain and apply the visual arts elements and the design principle of symmetry and apply media, techniques, and processes. In addition, they describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different...
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Curated OER

#### Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate different types of Navajo rug design. They use a graphics program to create a rug-like design similar to the Navajo patterns they've researched.