# Identify Lines of Symmetry

In this worksheet, students will identify the lines of symmetry for the given 2D shapes.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify Line Symmetry in 2D Shapes

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#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning how to spot lines of symmetry in some rather tricky shapes!

Remember: A line of symmetry divides a shape into two matching parts, which will overlap each other exactly when folded along the line of symmetry.

Let's look at two examples.

Example 1

Look at this regular hexagon.

Is line a a line of symmetry?

When we reflect or fold it in the line a, we get:

This is a match!

Line a is a line of symmetry.

Example 2

Look at this regular hexagon.

Is line b a line of symmetry?

When we reflect it in the line b, we get:

This is not a match!

Line b is not a line of symmetry.

Of course, a regular hexagon has a total of six lines of symmetry, but not all of them were shown.

Let's have a go at some questions now.

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