# Max Maths, Year 1, Learn together, Recognising line symmetry

## Maths Resource Description

In the Max Maths Year 1 curriculum, young learners are introduced to the concept of line symmetry in a section titled "Recognising Line Symmetry." The lesson begins with an interactive activity where students are encouraged to place a mirror along a red line drawn on a picture or shape. The objective is for them to observe the reflection in the mirror. If the picture or shape appears identical on both sides of the mirror, it demonstrates that the object has a line of symmetry right where the mirror is positioned. This line acts as a mirror image divider, showing that both halves of the shape are symmetrical.

The lesson continues with a second activity where students are again asked to place a mirror along a red line on various pictures. This time, the focus is on identifying when a picture or shape does not produce a symmetrical reflection, indicating that it lacks a line of symmetry. Through these hands-on exercises, students learn to distinguish between symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes. Following this, they are presented with a set of shapes and must decide which category each shape belongs to: Set A for shapes with a line of symmetry, or Set B for those without. This activity helps solidify the concept of symmetry by allowing children to classify shapes based on their reflective properties.