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Symmetry In The World Around Us

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Symmetry In The World Around Us

Created By: M. Mount

WHAT IS SYMMETRY YOU ASK?

- Some shapes can be folded in half to make both sides of the fold look the same.
- These shapes are called symmetrical shapes.
- The line that is left in the middle when you fold the shape is called the line of symmetry.
- Not all shapes have a line of symmetry. Some shapes have more than one line of symmetry.
- We are going to fold some shapes to find out if they are symmetrical.

- n 1: (mathematics) an attribute of a shape; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane [syn: symmetricalness, correspondence, balance] [ant: asymmetry] 2: balance among the parts of something [syn: proportion] [ant: disproportion]
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- Identify symmetrical objects and their lines of symmetry.
- Use multimedia resources to explore patterns, symmetry, and shapes.

- Apple
- Orange
- People
- A chair
- A head
- Baseball cap
- Ball
- A nose

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NOW THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT SYMMETRY…LOOK AROUND AND YOU WILL SEE HOW MANY THINGS ACTUALLY HAVE SYMMETRY!