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Math Meets Art: Symmetry Self-Portraits

Symmetrical self-portraits - great idea for teaching symmetry and measurement. Excellent step-by-step instructions.

Kids show their knowledge of geometry terms by creating art! Each child is given a piece of paper. They are given an instruction (such as make 3 dots). Then, they pass their sheet of paper. Another instruction is given (ex: use a compass to create 3 circles from the 3 dots). Students draw on their peers' paper. Then, they pass the paper. Papers get passed around until they reach their "owner." The owner embellishes the line drawing to create a unique piece of art!

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Fifth grade math station at Scarborough Elementary

A game always makes math more fun!