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Funhouse Mirrors

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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A Geometer's Sketchpad tool for constructing distorted images that can be viewed undistorted with a cylindrical mirror. The file contains tabbed pages with several images, a grid for students to draw...
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HandsOn Math: Interactive Col...

Symmetry (Math 4) 
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HandsOn Math: Interactive Color Tiles provides students with an openended tool for exploring fundamental math concepts. The use of a Color Tiles is a way to give students insight into a variety o...
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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Java Kali

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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Kali is a program that lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 wallpaper groups, as well as several frieze and rosette groups.
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KaleidoPaint

Symmetry (Math 4) 
iPad 
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As you draw, KaleidoPaint mirrors your brushstrokes to create a beautiful infinitely repeating design. Features: 
Kali

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Computer 
Tool 

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Kali lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 tiling groups. Kali does not assume the user knows how to read, so even the youngest children can enjoy it.
Older students c...
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MindTweak

Symmetry (Math 4) 
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MindTweak is like taking your brain to the gym for a visual thinking workout. Visual thinking refers to the skills involved in reading, interpreting, comprehending, comparing, analyzing, synthesizing ...
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Mirror Tool

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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This Java applet helps users investigate symmetry. Mirrors can be used to create reflection symmetry.
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Pentomino puzzles

Symmetry (Math 4) 
JavaScript 
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Rotate pentominoes to tile an 8×8 grid. This JavaScriptpowered online puzzle lets you select from a variety of decorative patterns and graphic designs.
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane.
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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A middle school lesson to help students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane. In addition to alignment to NCTM Standards and ...
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RooBooGoo

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Sketchpad 
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The idea of this activity is to introduce students to some of the basic transformational behaviors. The emphasis is less on properties than on relationships between objects that have been reflected, r...
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Shmuzzles

Symmetry (Math 4) 
iPhone 
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Assemble mosaics using tessellating Shmuzzle shapes in four colors. To locate the solid color Shmuzzle puzzle pieces, select "Creative Shmuzzling," and then "New Shmuzzle Creation." To rotate the puzz...
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Symmetry Sort

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Flash 
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How many lines of symmetry does a square have? Find out this and more in this symmetry sorting activity. Available as a bounce back demo or without bounce back for assessment.
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Tess

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Computer 
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A shareware program for creating symmetric planar illustrations. With Tess, while you draw you can automatically maintain the symmetry group you have chosen; 11 rosette, all 7 frieze, and all 17 wallp...
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Tessellation Creator

Symmetry (Math 4) 
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A tessellation is a repeating pattern of polygons that covers a plane with no gaps or overlaps. What kind of tessellations can you make out of regular polygons?
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Tessellation Tool

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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This tool allows you to build tessellations and other designs by attaching the corners of various shapes to one another. To make a tessellation, you need to create an arrangement of repeating shapes w...
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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Computer 
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An exercise (in English and Spanish) in using an interactive 2D Euclidean symmetry pattern editor. This activity was originally written as one of the stations in Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural ...
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Virtual Paper Cut and Fold

Symmetry (Math 4) 
Java Applet 
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Learn how to make snowflake patterns and create a fivepointed star. The interactive site offers both a Flash tool and a faster, more fullyfeatured Java applet that allows you to save the snowflakes ...
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