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Symmetry Fold-Overs

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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Symmetry Fold-Overs

In this math activity, learners experiment with the concept of symmetry. Learners use mirrors to identify which pictures, letters, and shapes are symmetrical and then complete the missing halves for images. This activity guide contains a material list, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan



  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Reflection and Refraction

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston,

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil


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