Mathematics / Year 3 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify symmetry in the environment (ACMMG066)

Elaborations
  • identifying symmetry in Aboriginal rock carvings or art
  • identifying symmetry in the natural and built environment
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Symmetry

Interactive

Sites2See: Space and Geometry for Primary

Selected links to online resources that can support the teaching and learning of geometry for primary-aged students.

Text

Making maths: Rangoli designs

This resource is a web page containing an activity about symmetrical patterns that are used to decorate traditional Indian clothing and architecture. The patterns contain line and/or rotational symmetry. Students can examine the patterns and identify the type of symmetry present in each one. This resource is one of a series ...

Online

reSolve: Reasoning With 3D Objects

This sequence of lessons explores symmetry and three dimensional objects. Students interpret and represent three-dimensional objects in two dimensions and apply their knowledge of transformations to show congruency or difference between objects. The lessons are outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, ...

Interactive

Planes of Symmetry

An animated tutorial demonstrating planes of symmetry of solids. An interactive quiz is included.

Video

Axial Symmetry

An interactive applet in which students explore the effect of reflection in a variety of axes.

Interactive

Symmetry

An animated tutorial about types of polygons and their line symmetries, followed by an interactive quiz.

Online

Primary mathematics: open-ended tasks

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use investigations in order ...