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Students create fun fish while practicing the geometric concept of reflection.
Review the transformation concept in math: rotation, reflection, and translation. This lesson plan practices the concept of reflection.
Use plastic or precut cardboard templates in 3 shapes: a circle, square and triangle.
Have students trace each shape 3 times.
Students create fish by flipping a whole shape or a half shape over to form its reflection and create a fish. As students flip forms, discuss how the shape alters the evolving fish. Also encourage a discussion of the attributes of each template.
Color a design on the fish using Crayola® Crayons and Markers.
Connect the fish together with a Crayola Glue Stick.
For the background, depending on time, students can paint a watercolor background with Crayola Washable Watercolors or use a piece of colored construction paper.
Attach the flipping fish to the background with a Crayola Glue Stick.
If using a watercolor background, cover the work area with recycled newspaper and let dry overnight before attaching the fish to the background.
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