Symmetry in Figures (Part 2)
Previously, students learned to identify figures with line symmetry and drew lines of symmetry. In this lesson, students deepen their understanding of symmetry by reasoning about what the whole figure would look like when given half of a figure and a line of symmetry.
The work of this lesson helps students develop mental images of figures with lines of symmetry. Students also consider how to use what they know about drawing line segments, points, and angles to complete their drawings. They make strategic decisions about how to use available tools to complete the shapes or justify how they know their figures are symmetrical (MP5). Students may copy the figure to another piece of paper, and follow with folding, cutting, or tracing. They may also use rulers or protractors to measure distances and angles.
- Identify figures with line symmetry and draw lines of symmetry on two-dimensional figures.
- Let’s draw some figures that have lines of symmetry.
Materials to Gather
Materials to Copy
- Two Symmetrical Figures
- Create a set of triangle cutouts from the blackline master for each group of 2.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Activity 3||10 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
- Symmetrical Designs (4), Stage 1: Lines of Symmetry (Addressing)
- Which One? (K–5), Stage 4: Grade 3 Shapes (Supporting)
- Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 4: Area and Perimeter (Supporting)
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