Lesson

Do you know what happens when we reflect a shape? The shape is mirrored across a fold or axis.

Can you see any symmetrical objects around you? Let's take a look at how we can check if a shape or object is symmetrical.

Which image has the line of symmetry drawn correctly?

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Worked Solution

Idea summary

A line of symmetry splits an object into two identical halves that are the mirror image of each other.

This video takes a look at the line of symmetry, also called the axis of symmetry.

How many lines of symmetry does this painting have?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

If a shape is symmetrical, it means that when we draw a line through it, one side is identical to the other.

Some shapes or objects have more than one line of symmetry.

Identify symmetry in the environment