We love Robots! Challenge your Children: What do these Magna-Tiles Robots have in common? What makes them different?
Similarities: They all have a cube for a head… or a brain?! Each has two arms and two legs. Two of them (#2 and #3) used Isosceles Triangles for their upper limbs: #2 has square pyramids and #3 simply balances the isosceles triangles pointing forward.
Differences: Only one of them has eyes! Three fourths of them have an additional shape/piece on top (#1, #2, #3 and not #4)… are they sensors? The Clear Colors robots have a vertical line of symmetry! The left and right sides are mirror images of each other. The Magna-Tiles Solid Colors Robot does not because his two upper limbs are different on the left and right side… he is dancing!
Encourage children to be observant and describe their Magna-Tiles Creations. Children will naturally incorporate symmetry in their designs!
Magna-Tects, submit your own Magna-Tiles Masterpieces by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media using #magnatiles