Resource 4: Examples of symmetry in art and fabrics

Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils

Examples of symmetry in Islamic art

Adapted From: Islamic Architecture, Website; Virginia Communwealth University Arts, Website; Artfiles, Website

Examples of symmetry in Nigerian fabric patterns

The Nigerian flag is also symmetrical. Can your class find any other symmetrical flags?

Is the Rwandan flag symmetrical? Can your pupils give a reason for their answer?

Some Rwandan house windows reveal symmetrical shapes. Can you find any other objects in the local neighbourhood that are symmetrical?

Resource 3: Symmetry – lines and rotation

Resource 5: Polygons