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Identifying Lines of Symmetry Interactive Activity

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    Updated:  04 Sep 2023

Explore this rail-yard themed interactive activity with your students to teach them how to identify lines of symmetry.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  31 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  4

teaching resource

Identifying Lines of Symmetry Interactive Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  04 Sep 2023

Explore this rail-yard themed interactive activity with your students to teach them how to identify lines of symmetry.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  31 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  4

Explore this rail-yard themed interactive activity with your students to teach them how to identify lines of symmetry.

Identifying Lines of Symmetry Digital Resource

Jump into this fun, train-themed interactive symmetry activity with your Grade 4 students! Throughout this activity, your learners will have to solve questions about whether shown shapes have a line of symmetry, or not, in order to keep the factory running!

The characters in the game first revise what a line of symmetry is, and students progress through the activities once they select the correct answer. The series of questions prompts students to:

  • Determine which of a series of shapes is symmetrical,
  • Decide which of two given images contains a shape with a line of symmetry, 
  • Place a line of symmetry in the correct place on a symmetrical shape. 

By completing this series of digital tasks, students will learn to recognise line symmetry of shapes using dynamic geometric software.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your geometry and space lessons. In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided Maths groups, whole class lessons, or homework assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Allow students to use a visual resource reminding them of the steps involved in identifying lines of symmetry.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Ask your speedy fast-finishers to then create a word problem following the theme of the activity – a railway or factory-themed symmetry problem – for their peers to solve. 

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint or Google Slides versions of this resource. 

Assign this interactive activity in your preferred program. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not Presentation mode. 

This teaching resource was created by Brittany Kellogg, a teacher and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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