A spot of practical maths today with the primary 5’s who weren’t quite recalling the work they’d done on symmetry before…
We printed some butterfly patterns on squared paper for one line of symmetry; did some more patterns with two lines and moved onto snowflake style designs for 4 and more lines of symmetry.
Finishing off with a wee game of symmetry pelmanism provided some interesting results as you’ll see from the picture above!
The CfE outcome for level 2 says:
I can illustrate the lines of symmetry for a range of 2D shapes and apply my understanding to create and complete symmetrical pictures and patterns.
…but I reckon it’s okay to go back to the early stages sometime and have a bit of the fourth word here:
I have had fun creating a range of symmetrical pictures and patterns using a range of media.