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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

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Finding symmetry: two lines: garden

Explore a secret garden to find shapes with one line of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example a pond, paving stone and park bench. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Finding symmetry: two lines: city

Explore a futuristic city to find shapes with two lines of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example an oval, a rectangle and a rhombus. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Finding symmetry: three lines: garden

Explore a secret garden to find shapes with three or more lines of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example, a flower, tent and bird bath. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Finding symmetry: three lines: city

Explore a futuristic city to find shapes with at least three lines of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example a pentagon, square and triangle. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a ...

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Finding symmetry: one line: garden

Explore a secret garden to find shapes with one line of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example a bush, crocodile and fountain. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Finding symmetry: one line: city

Explore a futuristic city to find shapes with one line of symmetry. Look for shapes that are hidden in objects, for example an arrow, a cross and a kite. Use the testing wand to fold the shapes into matching halves. Check your prediction. Find and test more hidden shapes. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Sites2See: Space and Geometry for Primary

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

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Symmetry

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

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Planes of Symmetry

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

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Axial Symmetry

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

Teacher resource

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 ...

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What is a fractal?

Do you know what a fractal is? Basically, fractals are never-ending patterns created by repeated mathematical equations. In this clip, Yuliya, a student at MIT (in the USA) describes the properties of fractals and shows you where they can be found in technology and nature. Have a good look at the world around you and see ...