Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most symmetrical of them all?
Elementary art is great for learning geometry!
This easy art project really reinforces the concept of mirror symmetry for 4th grade students, or for older students who need a review. After an overview of the concept of mirror symmetry using the provided example, students pair up to draw half of another student's face using pencil.
- You can project the example for all to easily see.
Download the sample to see what you get.
Afterward, they use mirrors to see how well they did… be ready for some very funny pictures! Next, students reinforce the concept by going to a website and completing a worksheet.
A scoring rubric is provided, as well as a standards posters to include if you display the artwork in the hall.
What's included in the lesson
- Lesson plan including all necessary items
- Answer key for all worksheets!
Mirrors, easily and cheaply found online if your building does not have a set. Look for “pattern block mirrors.”
Common Core Focus: Math, Geometry
4.G.3. Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles