What do box turtles, a rainbow, and the Lincoln Memorial have in common? How about King Tut, a pinwheel, and the word “wow”? Like many animals and plants as well as objects made by people, they have SYMMETRY.
“An entertaining assortment of dozens of
diverse and colorful examples from quilts to kites to cupcakes invites the reader to
discover both line and rotational symmetry.”
Learning about line and rotational symmetry is a great way to visually explore basic math concepts such as equality, measuring, patterns, repeats, and transformations. Aligned with the Common Core Math Standard for Geometry, 4.G.3 (line symmetry)
Grades 1–3. 32 pp. Full color art. Holiday House, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8234-2360-6.
To make it easier for teachers to find my book-related activities, I now have a store on Teachers Pay Teachers. My activities for symmetry are free or inexpensive PDFs such as:
WOW MOM Mother's Day Card
Spring Mirror Word Puzzles
Cowboy Boot Line Symmetry
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