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If you are looking for a fun way to integrate math and art, these Symmetrical Pattern Coloring Cards are a great way to start!
Symmetrical Pattern Coloring & Matching Cards
This week is all about Math Art on my site as we head into the week when my book Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids launches! I have a series running this week called Amazing Math Art Projects for Kids, be sure to check it out and follow along all week long!
Symmetrical Pattern Coloring Cards
This printable math art set has 2 parts to it. There is a set of pattern coloring cards with half of the image blank for kids to match up and color in. There are ten different patterns to color. I include them in both color and in black and white. These help kids to learn about symmetry by helping them create the identical pattern on the blank side.
The second part of this set has the patterns completed but there is a line where you can cut them in half to make them into matching puzzles. These are great to use for kids who are maybe a little younger, or new to learning about symmetry.
Why Teach Symmetry?
Symmetry is a part of geometry. When kids are learning about geometrical shapes, they will need to understand symmetry. There is also symmetry in every part of the world around us. We may not recognize it often since it is so familiar to us. Learning and understanding symmetry helps kids to make connections to real life in their math lesson. There are so many ways that symmetry is used in life and in various careers! Mathematicians, artists, designers, engineers, and even musicians and dancers!
My kids had a blast doing these! My youngest is 5 and they were a little harder for her. She did much better with the puzzles. That was the perfect level for her. They were perfect for my 8-year-old son who is in 3rd grade.
How to Print the Symmetrical Pattern Coloring Cards
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See More Math Art Projects in my book Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids.
Also check out my Symmetrical Snowflake Drawings!