# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Symmetry of figures (3)

## Maths Resource Description

In the Max Maths Year 2 curriculum, students continue their exploration of geometry by delving into the concept of symmetry. They learn to identify symmetrical figures through an engaging activity where they compare two halves of various objects to determine if they match. The lesson provides clear examples, such as a key that lacks symmetry because its halves do not align, illustrating that it is not symmetrical. Conversely, the lesson showcases a nut where the halves do match perfectly, highlighting that the nut is indeed symmetrical. These straightforward examples help students understand the basic principle of symmetry in an accessible and relatable way.

Furthering their understanding, the students are presented with a challenge posed by a character named Han, who has found several objects in his home and is unsure about their symmetry. With the assistance of his friends, Han investigates the objects, prompting students to participate in the learning process. One of the interactive questions posed to the students is whether they can find another line of symmetry on the nut, encouraging them to look beyond the obvious and consider multiple symmetrical possibilities. This exercise not only reinforces the concept of symmetry but also encourages critical thinking and observational skills as students examine everyday objects from a mathematical perspective.