This picture book explains what butterflies, totem poles, and the Lincoln Memorial have in common, as well as King Tut, a kite, and the word “WOW.” Like many animals, plants, and objects, they all have SYMMETRY. Learning about line and rotational symmetry is a great way to visually explore basic math concepts such as geometry, equality, measuring, patterns, repeats, and transformations.
“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.” Kirkus Reviews
Aligned with the Common Core State Standard for 4th Grade Geometry: 4.G.3, Line Symmetry
Grades 1–4. 32 pp. Full color art. Holiday House, 2012.
The illustrations were drawn and painted with a computer.