Are your children learning about reflective or rotational symmetry? Use our teaching guide, activity resources and printable display materials to help them explore this Maths topic!
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- One 10 Page Symmetry Guide – A PDF / Powerpoint presentation that can be used to introduce symmetry to your children. Includes information about mirror lines, symmetry in shapes, reflection in grids and using coordinates, rotational symmetry and more.
- One 30 Page Symmetry Image Pack – A collection of thirty high quality images that show examples of symmetry in nature, design and architecture. Available as large posters and smaller cards.
- One Symmetry Match Game – A set of cards that can be used to play ‘Snap’ or ‘Matching Pairs’. Can your children find the pairs of symmetrical shapes?
- One ‘Draw the Lines of Symmetry (Shapes)’ Challenges – Can your children draw the lines of symmetry onto the twelve shapes? Answers are included.
- One ‘Draw the Lines of Symmetry (Letters)’ Activity – Challenge your children to find the lines of symmetry in every letter of the alphabet!
- One ‘Symmetrical Spelling’ Activity – Can your children find the lines of symmetry in these letters and then use them to make words? How many lines of symmetry are there in each word?
- Ten ‘Complete the Pattern’ Resources – Ask your children to complete the other half (and three-quarters) of these patterns by colouring the squares and rectangles. Available at a variety of difficulty levels.
- Four ‘Reflection on a Coordinate Grid’ Resources – A variety of activity sheets (at different levels of difficulty) that ask your children to reflect shapes on a coordinate grid (and also write the coordinates of the reflected images).
- Ten ‘Complete the Animals’ Challenges – Can your children draw the other half of these animals? These are all available with and without grid overlays.
- Ten ‘Complete the Colours’ Resources – Ask your students to accurately copy the colours from one half of these symmetrical illustrations to the other half!
- Ten ‘Complete the Photo’ Activities – Can your students complete the other half of these photos? Available with and without grid overlays.
- Sixteen Symmetrical Colouring Pages – A set of colouring pages showing symmetrical pictures and patterns at a range of difficulty levels.
- One Rotational Symmetry Activity – Can your children work out the order of rotational symmetry of each shape and then try creating their own?
- Three Mirror Line Paper Templates – Printable paper templates that include horizontal, vertical and diagonal mirror lines that your children can use to practise drawing symmetrical pictures!
- Five Rotational Symmetry Paper Templates – A collection of paper templates with grids that can be used to help your children draw their own pictures and patterns with rotational symmetry.
- One Symmetry Banner – A colourful banner to decorate your Maths display boards!
Watch the video below to view samples of resources from the Symmetry Pack.
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Can't wait to use some of these ideas in my art class as well as the maths sessions.
This is a lovely pack with high quality images and a great PPT slideshow. Would highly recommend!
What a fab new addition! A fantastic assortment of worksheets and a great guide to learning all about symmetry! Loving forward to starting this pack today
What a nice surprise to wake up to! Always lovely to see a new pack, you never know what you're going to have next! I did an assessment with my Y4 maths class just this week, and a number of them had some difficulty with symmetry, so I shall be happy to try out these resources.
They all look really lovely, and I especially like the Guide (as always!) and the stunningly beautiful Symmetry Images. The activities are really useful as well!
I can think of one or two other resources that could be added, just to complete the pack - maybe some more complicated shapes to test higher learners (not ridiculously complicated shapes, but just shapes at an angle, or compound shapes); and also, the Guide talks about plotting symmetrical shapes on grids with coordinates; and I think that would be an excellent activity to add!
Thanks for your lovely review Rowan, and for your great suggestions. I'll make a note of those for a future update!