Monday, October 17, 2011

5th Grade Rotational Symmetry

I got this idea from Arts and Activities Magazine, maybe the August issue? I gave 5th graders 1/8th of a circle and had them do a design featuring their name in bubble letters. Students then folded the paper over and transferred their design with pencil. The designs were traced with Sharpie marker, then I photocopied the designs four times. I gave the students the four copies, but kept the original, just in case I had anyone try to speed through the coloring process, or one of the papers got lost. This would be a really good activity if you knew that you were going to have a sub.

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