Almost every day of vacation Anna did a couple of pages from her Mathematical Reasoning Level B book that we received for review from Timberdoodle (I plan to write a full review for the next math links post). I let her choose her work in this book. She selected the page on the line of symmetry and after looking at the exercises for a minute announced, It’s time to fold and cut paper! Math lesson was cut short as we pulled out construction paper and got into folding, drawing and cutting – first simple shapes like hearts, then more complicated Christmas trees and people. She really enjoyed this exercise and in the process pointed out to me that some shapes have more than one line of symmetry even though the book didn’t mention this fact. It was a lot of fun to see how self-directed she was in her desire to make and then decorate her symmetrical shapes. She tried to keep symmetry while decorating as well and was particularly proud of this “pretty girl”. When we visit the library next time, I will check out Let’s Fly a Kite from MathStart series by Stuart Murphy, but I think she really took a symmetry lesson to heart and created some fun art at the same time.
I am linking this post to Math Links hosted by Joyful Learner.