SYMMETRY (Lesson1)
(an exact reflection either side of the dividing line)
TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

                      (William Blake)
Nature is full of symmetry. Bring something into the class room that shows the symmetry of nature (like a leaf or flower). Secondly, use squared paper, colour in to make a pattern using one line of symmetry (half of the page). Then try folding and cutting paper and discuss the lines of symmetry in the patterns produced.
fold twice
fold once
fold three times
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1 line of symmetry
 
 
2 lines of symmetry
4 lines of symmetry
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1 line of symmetry
3 lines of symmetry
4 lines of symmetry
Video of Symmetry Lesson in a Nepal school