Block Symmetry

Welcome to the Math Salamanders block Symmetry worksheet collection page.

Here you will find a range of free printable symmetry worksheets,
which will help your child to practice their reflecting and flipping skills.

The Math Salamanders have a large bank of free printable symmetry worksheets.

Each symmetry sheet comes complete with answers for support.

Handy Hints

Each point or block that has been reflected must remain the same distance from the mirror line as the original point. So if point A is 3 squares away from the mirror line, then the reflection of point A must also be 3 squares away.

When reflecting a shape, look at the corners of the shape and reflect each corner first as a dot in the mirror line. The dots can then be joined up (in the correct order!)

For lines of symmetry at angles of 45°, it is often better to rotate your paper so that the line of symmetry is vertical or horizontal, and the rest of the paper is at an angle.

The basis and understanding of symmetry starts at about Grade 2, and then develops further in Grades 3,4 and 5.

On this webpage you will find our range of block symmetry sheets for kids.

The sheets have been carefully graded with the easier sheets coming first. There are some 2nd grade sheets and some 3rd grade sheets in this collection.

There are also some templates at the end of this section for you to create your own shapes for your child to reflect, or, even better, for your child to create their own symmetric patterns!

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- learn to reflect a shape in a vertical or horizontal mirror line;
- learn to reflect a shape in both a vertical and horizontal mirror line;

Here you will find a range of symmetry sheets reflecting lines instead of blocks.

The sheets in this section are at a harder level than the sheets on this page.

Here is a range of free geometry worksheets for 3rd graders.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- recognize and identify a range of 2d and 3d shapes;
- recognise and identify right angles and lines of symmetry;
- recognise and identify parallel lines;
- identify the faces, edges and vertices of 3d shapes;

All the third grade geometry sheets in this section support Elementary math benchmarks.

Here is our selection of 4th grade Geometry worksheets.

Using these sheets will help you to:

- classify angles - acute, obtuse, right, reflex, straight;
- classify triangles - acute, obtuse, right;
- measure angles using a protractor;
- know that angles in a triangle add up to 180° .

All the sheets in this section support Elementary math benchmarks.

Looking for some geometry worksheets to get children thinking and reasoning about 2d shapes?

The shapes on this page are all about children really understanding what 2d shapes are all about, and using their reasoning skills to justify their thinking.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- know the properties of a range of 2d shapes;
- recognise that some shapes can also be described as being other shapes; e.g. a square is also a rhombus;
- recognise and understand right angles, parallel lines, lines of symmetry;
- develop their geometric reasoning skills.

Have a look at these online symmetry games - a great way to learn symmetry and get instant feedback!

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