Lesson Plan

Slice it in Half!

Teach your students about symmetry with real life objects! Have them draw lines of symmetry for various shapes, food items, and objects.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to draw lines of symmetry on 2-D shapes, classroom objects, and food items. Students will be able to identify if a shape or object has more than one line of symmetry.


(5 minutes)
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  • Explain to students that they will be learning about lines of symmetry today.
  • Ask students if they know what the word symmetry means.
  • Explain that a line of symmetry is the line they get when they divide something and both halves are exactly the same.
  • Model a rectangle on the board, and invite a student to come to the board and draw the lines of symmetry.