Symmetry – what is that? © Siemens Stiftung 2015 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Symmetry – what is that?

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Information sheet:
The types of symmetry, examples from everyday life, important features of symmetry, and basic technical terms on the topic are explained in simple words.

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2015-09-10
Comments on the origin of the word and also on the meaning of symmetry in the wider sense of the word (beauty, usefulness, fairness) introduce the topic. This is followed by an overview of the three types of symmetry (reflection, rotational, and translational symmetry).
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Mathematics
Grade 1 to 4
Elementary school
Axial symmetry; Geometric figure; Geometry; Optics
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