Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Geometry

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will explain how they know whether a sample object is or is not symmetrical.

Know Before You Start: Introduce the term line of symmetry if your students aren’t familiar with it yet.

Hook:

• Read and discuss the sample comic.
• What does the term symmetrical mean?
• Who do you agree with?
• Why?

Activity:

• Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel comic depicting an object or building.
• The comic should include the following:
• Panel 1: Using the “Background” tab, have students select a scene showing a building, geographical feature, or object.
• Panel 2: Explain whether or not the sample shape has a line of symmetry.
• Panel 3: Describe where that line is, and whether it is vertical or horizontal.

Closure:

• Have students confer with a partner to see if they agree with the justification each provided in their own comics.

Differentiation:

• Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
• Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
• Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
• Assign specific backgrounds to students as necessary.

Resources:

• Comic to print or display

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