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#### 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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#### Symmetry in Children's Art Experiences

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Read between the lines of symmetry to make important connections between math, art, culture, and nature.
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#### 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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#### Exploring the Symmetry in Graphs of Quadratic Functions

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Math is all about finding solutions and connections you didn't expect! Young mathematicians often first discover nonlinear patterns when graphing quadratic functions. The lesson begins with the vocabulary of a quadratic graph and uses...
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#### Science and Math Lab (Students Look at Symmetry in Nature)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners study patterns. In this symmetry in nature lesson, students examine objects to determine what type of symmetry they have. They work in small groups to rotate through stations that have objects for them to study.
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#### 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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#### Symmetry in Nature and Congruent Shapes All Around

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore symmetry and congruent shapes. In this math lesson, 2nd graders identify examples of symmetry and congruent shapes in nature. Students take photographs and create a multimedia presentation of symmetry and congruent...
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#### Insect Symmetry

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore symmetry in the insect world, comparing and contrasting insects and their symmetrical bodies and wings. They draw symmetrical insects, identifying body parts and explore nature's examples of symmetry. Afterward, they...
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#### Tessellations: Geometry and Symmetry

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the concept of tessellations. In this tessellations lesson, students use an applet to construct tessellations. Students use regular polygons to construct tessellations. Students find patterns and symmetry in their...
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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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#### Butterflies and Bugs

For Teachers 2nd
Symmetry, line, shape, art, and math are all connected through a fun hands-on craft. Included are instructions to a classic activity, where learners create butterflies to show symmetry in nature and then discuss symmetry in math. It is...
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#### Symmetry in Nature

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this symmetry worksheet, students put organisms into categories of having line symmetry or rotational symmetry and answer questions about them. Students put 8 organisms into the chart and answer 3 questions.
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#### Symmetry in Nature

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify lines of symmetry and determine plots of ordered pairs using graphing techniques.
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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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#### Hexagonal Pattern of Beehives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young geometers and biologists investigate the math of nature in an activity that is just the bee's knees. Participants will study the tessellations of hexagons in a beehive, along with the natural rationale behind the specific shape....
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#### Symmetry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine knightly virtues and will measure Gawain's strength in the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this poetry analysis lesson, students identify the bob-and-wheel poetic form and analyze symmetry in the poem. Students...
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#### Spiral Symmetry

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Taking the notion of symmetry to the next level, this looks at combining rotation and translation symmetry to build spiral symmetry in three dimensions. Using the Zome modeling system and an instructor’s guidance, geometers try to build...
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#### Symmetry

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore symmetry. In this geometry lesson, student identify and define bilateral symmetry, radial symmetry, pentagonal symmetry, hexagonal symmetry, and cubic symmetry. Students construct examples of these types of symmetry and...
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#### Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders find the lines of symmetry in pattern blocks and alphabet letters. In this symmetry lesson, 2nd graders discuss what symmetry is, view examples of lines of symmetry and apply what they have learned by finding the line of...
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For Teachers 2nd
When you engage learners in creating symmetrical objects you are also building their vocabulary and math sense. Kids discuss key words such as, asymmetrical, symmetrical, balance, tint, and shade. They use these elements of design to...
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#### A World of Symmetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify lines of symmetry.  In this symmetry lesson, students create objects and identify their lines of symmetry.  They answer questions about lines of symmetry.  Students cut shapes out of cookie dough and decorate it to...
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#### Magical Maths

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
A variety of activities take scholars outside the classroom to explore shapes, symmetry, measurement, patterns, sorting, and time in nature. Learners participate individually, and in teams, to measure found objects, go on a scavenger...
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#### Symmetry In Nature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the symmetry that is found in nature. They view shapes and patterns in nature while looking at images. Students look for tessellations while obtaining photographs with a digital camera. The information is used for...
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#### Symmetry in Butterflies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students design butterflies.  In this symmetry lesson, students examine butterfly pictures, discuss the symmetry of their wings, and create their own symmetry patterns.