The resources I am compiling in this collection all deal with teaching symmetry to primary grade students. It is a work in progress.

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Symmetry

by arlene Wilson

What is Symmetry?
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Symmetry Paper Folding

by arlene Wilson

An excellent activity to activate students who have never been introduced to symmetry . This case study tells of a primary teacher from Sudan who introduced the concept of symmetry to her class by using paper shapes (rectangles, squares, and triangles).
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In this case study, Mrs Ngugi of TESSA encourages students to see symmetry in nature around them and then recreate it. She uses butterflies and the shapes of their wings to teach symmetry.
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Symmetrical Masks

by arlene Wilson

Making symmetrical masks is an excellent activity to integrate social studies/history with the mathematical concept of symmetry. Students use creativity in making symmetrical shapes and objects in designing their mask. Examples of Kenyan masks are provided.
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Alphabet Letter Symmetry

by arlene Wilson

We find symmetry in our English language, whether in the alphabet, words, or phrases, as well as our mathematical numbers. This activity will help students discover line of symmetry in letters of the alphabet and numbers 0-9 as they use their past knowledge of what each letter and number looks like.
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Silly Symmetry

by arlene Wilson

This activity will practice and reinforce the concept of symmetry by creating silly symmetrical creatures with tempura paint.
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Play Dough Symmetry Fun

by arlene Wilson

Having creative fun with play dough is a great way to reinforce symmetry in a kinesthetic way.
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symmetrical photos

by arlene Wilson

All the photos in this folder contain one or more lines of symmetry.
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non-symmetrical photos

by arlene Wilson

All photos in this folder have no line of symmetry and are not symmetrical.
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