Wednesday, January 7, 2009


When two halves of an object are mirror images of each other, the object is symmetrical.

Students can benefit from learning about symmetry through a variety of methods. It is beneficial to have students explore objects and pictures that they can manipulate with their own hands. However, it can also be beneficial to show students samples of symmetry that occur in the world around us. One way to do this is by using web-based resources.

Here are a few web-based resources that can help define and explain symmetry. has a short video that helps explain symmetry. It also has an interactive portion to the video where students will have to identify the line of symmetry.

This is a webquest that will guide you through a variety of examples of symmetry.

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