Students practice finding reflection and rotational symmetry with a hands-on approach of manipulating polygons.
This activity can be used in class with partners, or it would work for an individual project. The project can be used as a discovery lesson for students to gain understanding of symmetry with reflections and rotations. The students will need to have prior knowledge of the vocabulary and degrees of rotation.
To practice reflecting a polygon onto itself, student cut out ten polygons and fold them to find lines of symmetry. They organize them by the number of lines of symmetry.
To practice rotating a polygon onto itself, students cut out ten polygons and test physically rotating each one. They organize them by their degrees of rotational symmetry.
I love hands-on activities in math class, especially for geometric concepts. I hope you find this resource useful in your classroom.
Common Core Standard:
HSG.CO.3 Given a rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, or regular polygon, describe the rotations and
reflections that carry it onto itself.
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