# Max Maths, Year 1, Learn together, Reflective symmetry in the environment (2)

## Maths Resource Description

In "Max Maths, Year 1", young learners are introduced to the concept of reflective symmetry through a collaborative and engaging activity. Han and Jade, two characters in the learning material, play a game that helps students understand symmetry in a practical way. Han begins the game by drawing part of a shape, and then passes his drawing to Jade. Jade's task is to complete the shape by using the line of symmetry as her guide. This interactive approach allows children to visualise and comprehend how shapes can be symmetrical, with examples of the shapes that Han and Jade have successfully completed provided for reference.

The learning continues with an interactive exercise titled "Let's Try It," where students are encouraged to put their understanding of reflective symmetry into practice. Han has drawn several part shapes, and the students' challenge is to complete these shapes by identifying and applying the line of symmetry. This hands-on activity not only reinforces the concept of symmetry but also enhances the students' spatial awareness and their ability to recognise patterns. By engaging with the symmetry game and completing the shapes, children develop a foundational understanding of 2D shapes and their symmetrical properties, which is an essential skill in early mathematics education.