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Line Symmetry

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students explore line symmetry using pattern blocks.
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Rotational Symmetry

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students explore rotational symmetry using pattern blocks.
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Slides

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students will learn to move each tangram using a slide.
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Slides, Turns, Flips

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students will learn to identify the difference or similarity between slides, flips, or turns. Students will understand that tangrams can be moved in more than one way.
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Turns

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students will learn to move a tangram using a turn.
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Journal: Line Symmetry

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Story 

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Varnelle describes how the children responded as she worked with them on the "Line Symmetry" activity.
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KaleidoPaint

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
iPad 
Tool 

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As you draw, KaleidoPaint mirrors your brushstrokes to create a beautiful infinitely repeating design. Features: 
Turtle Rectangles

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Change variables to observe differences in spiral designs.
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Virtual Paper Cut and Fold

Symmetry (Kindergarten)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Mirror Tool

Symmetry (Math 1)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This Java applet helps users investigate symmetry. Mirrors can be used to create reflection symmetry.
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Symmetry Sort

Symmetry (Math 1)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 3)+ 
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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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Symmetry (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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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 3)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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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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Tessellation Tool

Symmetry (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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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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Pentomino puzzles

Symmetry (Math 4)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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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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Tess

Symmetry (Math 4)+ 
Computer 
Tool 

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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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Four Types of Symmetry in the ...

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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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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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Defines symmetry and demonstrates different types of plane symmetry.
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KaleidoTile

Symmetry (Math 5)+ 
Computer 
Tool 

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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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Reflection and Rotation Symmet...

Symmetry (Math 6)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students test a variety of figures for symmetry by actually constructing reflections and rotations. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format and t...
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Relationships Between Reflecti...

Symmetry (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Users will learn the properties of designs that have bilateral symmetry in this activity.
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Tilings and Symmetry

Symmetry (Math 6)+ 
Computer 
Activity 

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A set of questions for small group investigation on tilings and symmetry using the software KaleidoTile.
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