Symmetry Game: Guess my Grid

Are you working on symmetry in your math class? Try this fun symmetry game with your students. It will have them not only learning more about symmetry, but it will also help them learn more about spatial awareness and graphing.

Here is a fun game for practicing symmetry. The game can be played in pairs or as a whole class, and it’s based on the game Battleship. Each player uses a grid to create a symmetrical pattern. An 8×8 grid works well.

You can have students make their own grids using graph paper or you can download the game here for free.

Are you working on symmetry in your math class? Try this fun symmetry game with your students. It will have them not only learning more about symmetry, but it will also help them learn more about spatial awareness and graphing.

 

Tips for playing:

  • Your students should already have some experience with symmetry before you play this game. Knowing that the pattern is symmetrical makes the puzzle easier to solve.
  • If you are teaching this to a class, you can teach them how to play by making a symmetrical pattern yourself. Display a blank grid on the overhead. Have your students guess grid boxes (using a letter and a number to identify the box), and fill in your pattern as they guess correctly. This is also fun to do as a student-led game.
  • When playing in pairs, each partner will need two blank grids, one to create a pattern on and one to use for guessing his or her partner’s pattern.
  • When playing with partners, make sure students know to use only one color and that their designs may be horizontally, vertically, or diagonally symmetrical.
  • You can create a fun homework assignment by sending two empty game sheets home and having your students play with a friend or family member.

If you like math games, you may want to check out these two bundles: Math skills and Math Word Problems.

Math Skills Task Card Bundle Math Word Problem Task Card Bundle

 

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