Its been a while since I’ve sumbitted #made4math Monday post. I really like the idea of foldables – a kinesthetic graphic organizer…I believe they have a positive impact on student learning when used purposefully.
This one (found here parallelogram foldable) for parallelograms, rectangle, square and rhombus. I wanted a foldable that somehow showed all were all in the parallelogram family, but still kept them separate – I chose a trifold.
When I saw an example of the tri-cut Venn Diagram, I knew I wanted to incorporate it somehow to show squares as the overlap of rectangle and rhombus. This picture does not show the cuts between rectangle/square and square/rhombus, but I think its visible in the last picture.
The file is simply the skeleton, please feel free to make it your own (ha, just don’t go selling it as your own!)
I am still debating what should go in the center – thinking of examples / non-examples. Possibly even giving students a couple of example problems using properties of quadrilaterals. Istuck area formulas in at the last second – but think it may be more effective to let students discover area of a rhombus on the own. Suggestions are always welcome!