STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! (http://educationcloset.com/steam/what-is-steam/)
As students finished using the MIRA tool, they were asked to outline their design in black marker, and then to color their design. Before they began to color, I reemphasized that reflectional and rotational symmetry are also dependent on the colors used. Therefore, what is reflected MUST also reflect the same color or the symmetry is lost.
Once completed, these will be cut out, glued to a black background, laminated and displayed on lockers.