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Lesson Plan: Symmetry for Senior KG Children

Subject: Mathematics Topic: Symmetry Grade Level: Senior KG (4-5 years old)

Introduction: - Begin the lesson by asking the students if they know what symmetry means. - Show them a few examples of symmetrical objects, such as a butterfly, a flower, or a mirror. - Explain that symmetry is when something can be divided into two equal parts that are mirror images of each other. - Tell the students that today they will learn more about symmetry and how to identify symmetrical objects.

Lesson Outline: 1. Warm-up Activity (5 minutes): - Play a short video or show pictures of symmetrical objects, asking the students to identify if they are symmetrical or not. - Encourage them to explain their answers and discuss as a class.

  1. Introduction to Symmetry (10 minutes):
    • Show a few more examples of symmetrical objects, such as a square, a heart, or a star.
    • Explain that symmetrical objects have a line of symmetry, which is an imaginary line that divides the object into two equal parts.
    • Demonstrate how to identify the line of symmetry by folding the object along the line and checking if both sides match.
    • Use simple language and visuals to ensure understanding.
  2. Questioning and Discussion (10 minutes):
    • Ask the students questions to engage their thinking and encourage participation:
      • Can you name any other symmetrical objects?
      • How can we identify if an object is symmetrical or not?
      • Can you think of any objects that are not symmetrical?
    • Allow students to share their answers and discuss as a class.
  3. Symmetry Activity (15 minutes):
    • Provide each student with a worksheet containing various shapes.
    • Instruct them to draw the line of symmetry on each shape, dividing it into two equal parts.
    • Circulate the classroom to provide assistance and guidance as needed.
    • Once completed, ask a few students to share their drawings and explain their thinking.

Assessment: - During the activity, observe the students’ ability to identify and draw lines of symmetry correctly. - Use informal assessment techniques such as questioning and observation to gauge their understanding. - Provide feedback and reinforcement to individual students as necessary.

Differentiation: - For students who need additional support, provide pre-drawn lines of symmetry on their worksheets to guide them. - For students who grasp the concept quickly, challenge them to identify multiple lines of symmetry in more complex shapes.

Plenary: - Summarize the lesson by reviewing the key points about symmetry. - Show a short video or use interactive online resources to reinforce the concept of symmetry. - Allow students to ask any remaining questions or share their thoughts on what they learned.

Video Resources: 1. “Symmetry for Kids” by Math & Learning Videos for Kids: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7MdXn8z04

  1. “Symmetry Song” by Have Fun Teaching: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7MdXn8z04

Worksheet Resources: 1. “Symmetry Worksheet” by Education.com: Link: https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/105682/symmetry-worksheet-1.pdf

  1. “Symmetry Drawing Worksheet” by K5 Learning: Link: https://www.k5learning.com/sites/all/files/worksheets/kindergarten-symmetry-drawing-1.pdf

Note: Please ensure that the video and worksheet resources are appropriate for your specific classroom setting and curriculum.