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Virtual Paper Cut and Fold

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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Tess

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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KaleidoTile

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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Explore tessellations of the sphere, Euclidean plane, and hyperbolic plane while creating colorful works of art. Decorate your tessellation with your own favorite images, or select images from the ...
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Java Kali

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Kali

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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Students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane.
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Tessellation Tool

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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Defines symmetry and demonstrates different types of plane symmetry.
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Four Types of Symmetry in the ...

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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An overview of rotation, translation, reflection, and glide reflection including diagrams illustrating the four symmetries and questions that could be used with students.
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Tessellation Creator

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Symmetry Sort

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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RooBooGoo

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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Funhouse Mirrors

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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MindTweak

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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HandsOn Math: Interactive Col...

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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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GeomeTree

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GeomeTree enables the manipulation of geometric trees with 2 to 7 branches via multitouch gestures. Change angle between branches and change common ratio. Selectable themes draw trees with un...
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PolygonTrix

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Every school child has played with a pool ball on a rectangular table or a carom puck on a square board. What would change if the table were a triangle or a pentagon? PolygonTrix is a game that s...
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PolygonFlux

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PolygonFlux lets you experience the flow of energy inside a polygon. In simplest terms, it traces the path of a point bouncing around inside a polygon of your choice, generating a pretty pattern.
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KaleidoPaint

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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As you draw, KaleidoPaint mirrors your brushstrokes to create a beautiful infinitely repeating design. Features: 
Shmuzzles

Symmetry (Math 5) 
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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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