In our Symmetry lesson plan, students learn all about symmetry, including how it’s defined and how to determine if something is symmetrical. Students practice drawing lines of symmetry, identifying symmetric figures, and drawing a symmetrical second half for various figures.

Our Symmetry lesson plan enables students to define symmetry, recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure, identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry. Engage critical thinking and generalize understanding as students explore the ways the human body is symmetrical and the reasons why it does not have perfect symmetry. During this lesson, students are asked to complete a fun, interactive activity in which they cut out shapes and fold them to find lines of symmetry, recording the number of lines of symmetry they can find for each shape. Students are also asked to circle letters which are symmetrical, draw a symmetrical other half of pictures and more.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define symmetry, recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure, identify line-symmetric figures, and draw lines of symmetry.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.3

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    cara r.
    CA CA
    Worked well

    It worked great for my lesson.

    Tammy P.
    US US
    Simple Symmetry

    I really liked the material and activities provided in the Symmetry lesson. The shape activity allowed for hands-on experience in understanding line symmetry. The homework made my students open their eyes to examples of symmetry that they could find in their own homes and neighborhoods. The only issue I had, was with the answer key. The answer key appears to have included rotational symmetry in their answers for the shapes, but didn't mention rotational symmetry in the student instructions. My students were busily folding the shapes and didn't know to investigate rotational symmetry as well. Otherwise, a great product!

    Natalie R.
    AU AU

    Great resources, thank you