Sunday, 17 December 2017

Wet Weather Recess Symmetry

Wet weather recess times can be a great opportunity for children to play and explore mathematical concepts. 

One of the options children have been choosing to do is to create half or a quarter of a symmetrical shape / pattern. Then, they give it to a classmate to see if they can continue making the shape symmetrically.

Here is a design a student created and gave to a classmate:


Identifying the two lines of symmetry, the classmate was then able to complete the shape:


Another example:

.....and what their classmate created:

Those choosing to do this during their wet weather indoor recess times have really been enjoying trying to create challenging shapes:

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