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Symmetry

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  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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Reception

Simple symmetry

Take a large piece of paper and fold it in half

With wet paint paint a pattern on one half

While the paint is still wet fold the paper over and press it down

Open it out to see your symmetrical pattern

Year 1

Line symmetry (or reflective symmetry)

Line symmetry is when you can divide the shape in half so they fit exactly onto themselves. You can find out if a shape is symmetrical by either folding it in half or holding a mirror down the centre to see if it looks the same.

Run your mouse over the shapes and images below to see where their lines of symmetry are.

Some shapes can be folded in more than one way. We say that this shape has 2 lines of symmetry or 3 or 4...

Shape LabShape Lab
Match the shapes, includes symmetry, and halves of shapes. Select Medium.



Year 2

Predict how a shape would appear in a mirror

Reflection GameReflection Game
Copy the pattern in the opposite grid as if looking in an mirror. Create your own pattern or click random to copy a given pattern.


Symmetry SortingSymmetry Sorting
Sorting the pictures or letters whether they are symmetrical or not. Or have a go at selecting the right picture to make a symmetrical pattern.

Rotational & Line symmetry

Rotational & Line Symmetry ExplainedRotational & Line Symmetry Explained
Rotational & Line Symmetry explained in this clear video.



Symmetry E LabSymmetry E Lab
Click and drag the lines of symmetry in the right place.



Test what you know

Shape LabShape Lab
Match the shapes, includes symmetry, and halves of shapes. Select Hard and
Really Hard
.


Odd and Even Number GameCalamitys Request
Answer the questions correctly on shapes, symmetry, and rotation. Answer all right and free the princess!


Year 3

Shape Symmetry

Learn the symmetry facts for shapes.

Square
4 lines of symmetry
4 order of rotational symmetry
Square lines of symmetry
Rectangles
5 lines of symmetry
1 order of rotational symmetry
Rectangle lines of symmetry
Isosceles Triangle
1 lines of symmetry
1 order of rotational symmetry
Isosceles triangle lines of symmetry
Equilateral Triangle
3 lines of symmetry
3 order of rotational symmetry
Equilateral triangle lines of symmetry
Circle
Infinite lines of symmetry
Infinite order of rotational symmetry
Circle lines of symmetry
Ellipse
2 lines of symmetry
2 order of rotational symmetry
Ellipses lines of symmetry
Rhombus
2 lines of symmetry
2 order of rotational symmetry
Rhombus lines of symmetry
Square
4 lines of symmetry
4 order of rotational symmetry
Trapezium lines of symmetry
Pentagon
5 lines of symmetry
1 order of rotational symmetry
Pentagon lines of symmetry
Hexagon
6 lines of symmetry
6 order of rotational symmetry
Hexagon lines of symmetry
Octagon
8 lines of symmetry
8 order of rotational symmetry
Octagon lines of symmetry    

 

Year 4

Symmetry

SymmetrySymmetry
Build your own Mission 2110 Roboid in these daring puzzle games! Add the lines of symmetry for all the shapes.

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Year 6

Tessellations

Types of TrianglesTessellations
Learn everything you want to know about tessellations and the rules of forming tessellation patterns.


 

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