# Max Maths, Year 1, Work Book, Recognising line symmetry

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Max Maths Year 1 Workbook', Practice 6 focuses on the concept of recognising line symmetry. The exercise is designed to help young learners identify symmetrical shapes and understand the concept of a line of symmetry. The first task requires students to observe a variety of shapes and circle those that have one line of symmetry. This helps to develop their visual discrimination skills and their ability to recognise when two halves of a shape mirror each other perfectly.

The subsequent task encourages students to actively engage with the concept by drawing the line of symmetry on given shapes. This hands-on activity reinforces their understanding of how a symmetrical shape can be divided into two identical parts. Finally, the third task asks the children to colour in one half of each shape. This not only solidifies their grasp of symmetry but also allows them to practice fine motor skills and appreciate the aesthetics of symmetrical design. Through these exercises, young learners develop a foundational understanding of symmetry, which is an important concept in both mathematics and art.