Lesson 9 Symmetry in Action
Let’s investigate symmetry and perimeter in folded figures.
Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Figures
Which one doesn’t belong?
Activity 1 Before and After
Mai has a piece of paper. She can get two different shapes by folding the paper along a line of symmetry. What is the shape of the paper before it was folded?
Diego folded a piece of paper once along a line of symmetry and got this right triangle.
Which shapes could the paper have before it was folded? Explain or show how you know.
Activity 2 Before and After, Perimeter Edition
Jada folded a piece of paper along a line of symmetry and got this rectangle.
What could the paper look like before being folded? Draw one or more sketches.
Write an expression for the perimeter of the unfolded paper.
Kiran folded a piece of paper twice—each time along a line of symmetry—and got the same rectangle as Jada did.
Show that each expression could represent the perimeter of the paper Kiran folded.
Here is a rectangle R.
What shape can be folded along a line of symmetry to give R? What are the side lengths of that shape?
What shape can be folded twice along lines of symmetry to give R? What are its side lengths?