To identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of 2D shapes. We will begin to explore what symmetry is and how to recognise lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes. We will develop strong mathematical language about shape and we will investigate lines of symmetry in a variety of quadrilaterals and triangles.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.I have 4 sides. I have 4 right angles. Opposite sides are equal. Not all sides measure the same. What shape am I?

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Q2.I am a triangle. All sides are a different length. One angle is 90° degrees. What kind of triangle am I?

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Q3.I am a quadrilateral. I have no right angles. Opposite sides are parallel. What shape could I be?

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Q4.How many sides do 5 quadrilaterals have altogether?

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Q5.What do each of the angles in a rectangle measure?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.I have 4 sides. I have 4 right angles. Opposite sides are equal. Not all sides measure the same. What shape am I?

1/5

Q2.I am a triangle. All sides are a different length. One angle is 90° degrees. What kind of triangle am I?

2/5

Q3.I am a quadrilateral. I have no right angles. Opposite sides are parallel. What shape could I be?

3/5

Q4.How many sides do 5 quadrilaterals have altogether?

4/5

Q5.What do each of the angles in a rectangle measure?

5/5

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Plenary Quiz

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Q1.How many lines of symmetry does a square have?

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Q2.Triangles have 3 lines of symmetry

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Q3.Another name for a line of symmetry is....

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Q4.How many lines of symmetry does a regular octagon have?

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Q5.How many lines of symmetry does this shape have?

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Plenary Quiz

What do you remember?

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.How many lines of symmetry does a square have?

1/5

Q2.Triangles have 3 lines of symmetry

2/5

Q3.Another name for a line of symmetry is....

3/5

Q4.How many lines of symmetry does a regular octagon have?

4/5

Q5.How many lines of symmetry does this shape have?

5/5

Lesson summary: To identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes

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