- Introduce the topic with The World Runs on Symmetry
. This is a high-level talk by a TED presenter on symmetry in math. (18 minutes)
- Discuss everyday examples of rotational or reflectional symmetry.
- Prepare a short vocabulary quiz for these terms. You can use . Or, you may choose to use Khan Academy assessment on finding the axis of symmetry.
Tips and Tools
Teams identify examples of symmetry in the classroom or on campus. This can be a brief field trip around campus, if time permits.
Highlight Mathematical Practice 7, Look for and make use of structure, on the.
Have students complete.
Collect and review logs for grading or feedback.