A line of symmetry divides a shape into two equal parts. You can think of the line of symmetry like a mirror. Each half looks identical to the other. Some shapes have one or more lines of symmetry. Some shapes have NO lines of symmetry.
Some lines of symmetry run horizontally, some vertically and some diagonally. No matter the direction, when divided, each half looks identical to the other. If you image that it was a FOLD, each half would fold directly onto the other half with nothing hanging over.
FINDING SYMMETRY IN LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET
You can find the lines of symmetry in every letter of the alphabet
Download and print the worksheet at the right. For each letter of the alphabet, determine where the line of symmetry is and draw it through each letter.
You will see that some letters have ONE line of symmetry, other letters have TWO, FOUR, INFINITE and even NONE.
See how many letters have NO lines of symmetry and then try to remember them for your BJC.
Take a look at the VIDEO/POWERPOINT below to help you see all lines of symmetry in each letter of the alphabet.