# The three types of symmetry

Symmetry. In geometry, symmetry describes the balance a figure has. A figure or object has symmetry if a transformation(s) maps it back onto itself. Both plane and space figures may have symmetry. There are three basic types of symmetry: reflection, rotation, and point symmetry. Reflection symmetry 1. Describe the three types of symmetry. List the animal phyla according to symmetry and relate cephalization symmetry to 2. different phyla and evolutionary Identify key characteristics of Kingdom Animalia as they relate to relationships 3. Symmetry. In geometry, symmetry describes the balance a figure has. A figure or object has symmetry if a transformation(s) maps it back onto itself. Both plane and space figures may have symmetry. There are three basic types of symmetry: reflection, rotation, and point symmetry. Reflection symmetry Symmetry is more of a geometrical than an algebraic concept but, as mentioned in the previous two pages, the subject of symmetry does come up in a couple of algebraic contexts. When you're graphing quadratics, you may be asked for the parabola's axis of symmetry.