SYMMETRY

THE MORE IT CHANGES, THE MORE IT STAYS THE SAME

 

CODING APPS

We have 3 coding environments to try:

See descriptions below The Story section.

 

THE STORY ... coming soon!

  • For centuries, Martians have schemed to conquer Earth.
  • Now they have a plan: Math + Coding Attack!
  • Join Earthlings Pix & Vix as they explore math + coding with Martians Zork & Gork
  • Prepare your brain before Martians turn it to mush.
  • Study math. Learn code.

 

ROTATION & REFLECTION SYMMETRIES

 

BUMPER SYMMETRIES WITH SQUARES

  • What happens when symmetries of the square bump together and apply their transformations to one another?
  • Use code to control bumper symmetries with squares
  • Try it at mathsurprise.ca/apps/sym/bumper-squares

 

BUMPER SYMMETRIES WITH TRIANGLES

  • What happens when symmetries of the triangle bump together and apply their transformations to one another?
  • Use code to control bumper symmetries with triangles
  • Try it at mathsurprise.ca/apps/sym/bumper-triangles

 

 

CLASSROOM DOCUMENTARY

From a Grade 2/3 classroom.

 

WHAT IS SYMMETRY? (4.2 minutes)

A symmetry is a transformation that leaves a shape looking unchanged.