# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, Recognising line symmetry

## Maths Resource Description

In the "Max Maths, Year 1" workbook, there's an engaging activity called "Mirrors" that Han and Jade are playing. This activity invites young learners to explore the concept of line symmetry in a fun and interactive way. The first task (a) presents children with half of a shape drawn by Han. The challenge for the students is to complete the shape by drawing the other half as if it were reflected in a mirror. This exercise not only helps them understand symmetry but also tests their drawing skills. Once they've completed the shape, they are prompted to identify the shape they've drawn and determine the position of the line of symmetry that divides the shape into two identical halves.

The second task (b) involves a similar exercise with a picture that Jade has started. The children are tasked with drawing the mirror image of the other half of Jade's picture. This encourages them to think about how objects can be symmetrical and to pay close attention to detail to ensure both halves of the picture are identical. After completing the picture, they are asked to describe what they've drawn and to locate the line of symmetry. This activity not only reinforces the concept of symmetry but also allows children to express their creativity. For further practice, the workbook directs students to continue their learning on page 143.