Butterfly Symmetry

Sat 18 May 2024 | Maths, Reception

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

After learning about double numbers on a ladybird we were fascinated to discover more symmetry in nature. We explored the wings on a butterfly and found that they were symmetrical. They were both the same but the mirror image of each other. We used our own mirrors to find out more. We used the dice again and remembered what we had learned about double numbers to make our own butterflies. This time we not only needed to count out equal quantities but we also needed to make arrangements that were the mirror image! This was quite tricky. The children worked hard and used their own creative ideas to make symmetrical patterns.