As a follow up to learning about symmetry, we looked at a very similar and much related concept of translation, reflection, and rotation. Afterall, there are three basic types of symmetry: horizontal, vertical, and rotational.
The concept is easily shown by taking a half-photo of anything. In our case, I have Tiger trace out three copies of the half-photo of a lion.
Then place the traced images next to the original half-photos to show the three concepts. We also did a short quiz to make sure Tiger has understood the concept.
We played a simple game of writing in different ways using a mirror, testing out the concepts we just learnt.
The final application of the concept was more complicated, as Tiger was tasked to apply all that he has learnt to copy the original design from one quadrant to three other quadrants. That took a bit more time.
The ideas for the lessons come from the following books:
After the book lessons, Tiger hopped onto the computer and tried his hands at the following games:
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