Symmetry is everywhere, but it's often hard to notice. This lesson explores a few ways to identify it. By folding and making mirror images for different shapes, students will discover a new world of symmetrical figures.
Fourth graders will discover the building blocks of geometry in this unit: points, lines, line segments and rays. Students will explore the properties of different shapes, including symmetry, parallel and perpendicular lines, and 900 angles. Students will apply their understanding as they learn to sort shapes based on these properties.
Familiarize your students with all aspects of trapezoids! From describing and drawing trapezoids to identification and real world examples, this worksheet will get your students thinking about the many attributes of this important 2-D shape.
Help your child start her math career off right with this easy introduction to geometry. Dissecting the concept of bisecting lines is much simpler thanks to the way Education.com’s lines of symmetry activities break it down. Your child can continue practicing her newfound understanding of symmetry with comparing shapes resources that reveal how half of an object looks different for each shape.
Help students reflect on lines of symmetry with a variety of activities and worksheets. A line of symmetry is the line through an object that divides it into two symmetric halves. Learning about lines of symmetry is a great introduction to geometry for your students. From first to fifth grade, worksheets help students find lines of symmetry in both common and not so common shapes. While bisecting lines may appear boring at first, students will quickly learn what make lines of symmetry a useful (and fun) tool for drawing wild shapes and even animals. Education.com’s resources for lines of symmetry build on students’ interest in drawing to help teach the fundamental aspects of the geometrical concept. Lessons also supplement activities that develop skills working with and identifying 2-D shapes.