This post is about an activity — so it begins with the ages the activity is intended for.
- Ages 3-6: just color the pictures, have fun!
- Ages 7-9: color the pictures but also try to answer the first question. A parent or teacher should help, and maybe look at this article on rotational symmetry.
- Ages 10-12: color the pictures and use them to answer all the questions if you can. Students may need help from a parent or teacher.
- Ages 13+: just color the pictures. Answer the questions if you’re interested.
This week’s Occupy Math is the first post in a new category: materials and activities. In response to a reader comment, Occupy Math is working up math-related activities. This one is a coloring book intended to introduce symmetry. A colored version of one of the images from the book appears above. The first page of the book asks five questions; all the other pages are intended to be colored. This post discusses and answers the five questions for a teacher or parent that might be using the activity.