# What is symmetry BBC?

## What is symmetry BBC?

Symmetry. A 2D shape is symmetrical if a line can be drawn through it and either side is a reflection of the other. This is sometimes called a ‘mirror line’ or ‘mirror symmetry’, because if you put a mirror on the line, the reflection would show the whole shape. • An isosceles triangle has 1 line of symmetry.

What is symmetry ks1?

Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a mirror line) can be drawn on it, to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same.

### What is symmetry Bitesize?

Symmetry is when one side of a shape is a mirror image of the other side. Lots of buildings and everyday objects use symmetry because it looks appealing to the human eye. Watch the video below from BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths which shows the lines of symmetry on a square, triangle, rectangle and circle.

What is symmetry year2?

A shape or pattern is symmetrical when it is identical on both sides. Children will start to learn about symmetry in Year 2. One great activity to start with would be to show children how to draw a line of symmetry onto a shape. You could do that using these Lines of Symmetry Differentiated Activities.

## Is the letter Z symmetrical?

The Z is has no lines of symmetry. The W and Y have one line of symmetry.

How many symmetry does a circle have?

A circle has an infinite number of symmetries. This contrasts with polygons such as the triangles and quadrilaterals considered in 4. G Lines of symmetry for triangles and 4. G Lines of symmetry for quadrilaterals.

### Is the letter F symmetrical?

The F and G have zero lines of symmetry. Those letters cannot be folded in half in any way with the parts matching up. The rest of the letters, A, B, C, D, and E all have only 1 line of symmetry. Notice that the A has a vertical line of symmetry, while the B, C, D, and E have a horizontal line of symmetry.

How many lines of symmetry does o have?

two lines
The letter O has only two lines of symmetry.