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Symmetricon App

Allows students to make symmetrical designs in simple contexts.

$1.99

Reviews and Awards

We are pleased to tell you that our Symmetricon app has been reviewed by the Educational App Store and awarded an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status. Furthermore, they have reviewed this app as a fantastic resource for learning.

 

How to Play

The understanding of symmetry is known to cause great difficulty to students. Symmetricon allows students to make symmetrical designs in simple contexts and this experience will form a strong foundation for fully understanding this key mathematical topic.

A Rationale for using the app

The 2012 NAPLAN test caused many students to have great difficulty with the symmetry questions. With this in mind we decided to create an app that would provide many varied and fun symmetry questions for students to work on. Spatial reasoning and visual memory develop from many worthwhile experiences such as manipulating and visualising shapes and exploring changes through folding. Symmetricon can easily provide this kind of activity in a fun way and it can be used as a whole class, small group or individual activity

In the classroom

Although Symmetricon is an app that can be used by individual players, it is also a resource that can be used in the classroom. The following lesson plan and activity may help you to make the most of this app with a group of students or the whole class.

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Category: Education
Updated: 24 September 2013
Version: 1.1
Size: 13.6 MB
Language: English
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

This product can also be used as a resource for the classroom. The following lesson plan and activity may help you to make the most of the product with a group of students or the whole class.

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