Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Geometry

Grade Level: 4

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.


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • Comic to print or display