Planes of Symmetry in 3D Shapes

This lesson for Key Stage 3 or foundation GCSE students delves into the symmetry of 3D shapes. Using isometric paper, it starts with simple shapes and progresses to more complex ones, helping students grasp symmetry concepts. The lesson includes a worksheet for further practice.

Success Criteria:

  • Visualize and identify symmetry planes in 3D shapes.
  • Accurately sketch symmetry planes using isometric paper.
  • Discuss shared properties of solids based on reflective symmetry.

Key Questions:

  1. “How many symmetry planes are in this shape?”
  2. “What does the number of symmetry planes say about a shape?”
  3. “How does isometric paper aid in sketching symmetry planes?”

Advice for New Teachers:

  • Begin with basic 3D shape properties to build a solid foundation.
  • Use diverse shapes to accommodate various learning speeds.
  • Encourage peer discussions for collaborative learning insights.
  • Utilize the worksheet for practice and explore digital 3D tools for varied learning styles.
  • Employ visual aids for better comprehension of 3D symmetries.

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