Write About It
Use a piece of paper to answer the questions below about your symmetry activity.

  1. How did you know which shapes to use to create a pattern with symmetry?
  2. What do you notice about shapes or designs that have symmetry?
  3. Does it make a difference if the line of symmetry is vertical or horizontal? Why or why not?
  4. Locate two objects in the classroom: one that has symmetry and one that does not. Explain how these objects are different. Why do some objects have symmetry and some objects do not?

Activity
Follow the directions given for each activity shown below.

  1. Using graph paper, draw another shape or design that has symmetry. Note: Do not forget to include the line of symmetry.
  2. Draw a picture with a line of symmetry and ask a partner to locate the line of symmetry.
  3. Locate an item in the room that has symmetry and ask a partner to try and guess which object you have selected. Offer 10 clues and allow the partner to guess after each clue. If the partner guesses the object then it is his/her turn to locate an object that has symmetry and offer you the clues.