MA.2.GR.1.3

Identify line(s) of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure.

Examples

Fold a rectangular piece of paper and determine whether the fold is a line of symmetry by matching the two halves exactly.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction focuses on the connection between partitioning two-dimensional figures and symmetry.

Clarification 2: Problem types include being given an image and determining whether a given line is a line of symmetry or not.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 2
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012040: Mathematics - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712030: Access Mathematics Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012005: Foundational Skills in Mathematics K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.2.GR.1.AP.3: Identify a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure.

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Lesson Plans

ABC Symmetry:

Students will explore the concept of line symmetry in this lesson. Students will explore two-dimensional pictures and decide whether or not each image has symmetry. Students will also fold pre-cut capital letters to decide whether or not each letter has symmetry.

Type: Lesson Plan

Symmetrical Solutions:

Students will use paper cutout and geoboards to find and create lines of symmetry. Students will have the opportunity to work with a partner and independently.

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