Symmetry means sides that are the same as each other but opposite like in a mirror. Many things in nature are symmetrical such as many flowers, animals, and insects. Check out our Watercolor Insect Wings Project for some fun practice with symmetry.

Additional Fun!

Learning about symmetry at Math Is Fun

My students couldn’t get enough of playing with this symmetry doodler. It’s one of the best I’ve found online. It has so many fun options to explore.

Symmetry Doodler

See below for some of my students’ experiments.

Student Examples