Maths in pictures: Symmetry and pattern

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By Laura Wardclass teacher at Cover Junior School

The real world is full of examples of maths in practice…

Man graphic holding sunflower

The last article in the ‘Maths in pictures’ series encourages children to solve problems using patterns and symmetry in an everyday context. Examples of real-life symmetry can be found in a wide range of places, including some unusual ones, so challenge your class to find as many different examples as they can.

Begin by looking at one of the images on the Interactive resource, ‘Maths in pictures: Symmetry and pattern’, before trying out one of the activities below.

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