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Symmetry

Symmetry

 

As part of topic on shape we also learnt about symmetry. Symmetry is a picture, shape or object being made up of exactly similar part facing each other. Two examples are horizontal and vertical symmetry. Horizontal symmetry is when you draw a horizontal line across the middle of an object, shape or picture and the top/bottom will be a mirror image of the other side. Vertical symmetry is when the line of symmetry is when there is a vertical line across the shape, picture or object and the left/right will be the mirror image on the other side.

 

You can check if something is symmetrical by using a mirror to check. If there are no lines of symmetry the object, picture or shape is called asymmetrical.

 

Here are examples from our work. Any any of them asymmetrical?

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