**Symmetry is Everywhere!**

**Line Symmetry is when a figure can be folded so that the 2 parts are the mirror image of each other. The**

__fold__is the Line of Symmetry.**Lines of Symmetry can be:**

**vertical****horizontal****diagonal**

Some figures, such as the heart

*above*, have only 1 line of symmetry.

Some figures, such as the square

*below*, have more than 1 line of symmetry.

The square has 4 lines of symmetry: 1 vertical, 1 horizontal, and 2 diagonal.

Here is a

__by__

**slide show***Scholastic Study Jams*that the students might enjoy viewing about Symmetry. Click on the link below.

**~ Lines of Symmetry Slide Show**

__Suggested Activities__- Have students
**fold**out simple symmetrical designs with a piece of paper and scissors.**cut***(hearts,**trees, rectangles, etc.)*

- Have students explore their home or classroom to find objects that have symmetry.

- Have students explore their outside environment to find objects that have either natural or man-made symmetry. Take a camera!

- Have students look in books, magazines, or catalogs for pictures of objects that have symmetry. How many can they find?

- Have students list and/or sketch shapes that have symmetry.
*(A circle has an infinite number of lines of*symmetry.)

- Have students list and/or sketch Capital Letters of the Alphabet that have symmetry.
*(Then they could draw the line(s) of symmetry for the letters.)*

- Have students write their own names and check each letter for symmetry. Which student has the most vertical lines of symmetry in his/her name? Which student has the most horizontal lines of symmetry in his/her name?

- Using art supplies, have students create something or make a craft that has symmetry.

- Have students read books about symmetry
**.**

*Have fun with symmetry! It's everywhere!*

No 8 lines?!

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