Well, @druinok shared this amazing find from Dollar Tree!
First of all, let me just say, JEALOUS! But soon after, she shared an idea from #tlapmath Walk the Plank ideas to make lessons Pirate-Worthy. So, being on the road home from a visit to my brother’s near St Louis, I had plenty of time to think. Hmmmm.
Here are a couple of thoughts.
Roll the dice, generate 3 sets of coordinates. Prove what type of triangle they form. Find the perimeter.
OR roll 6 sets of coordinates. Which triangle is “closest to being equilateral”?
Create coordinates for a quadilateral. Prove what type of quadrilateral.
In a group, compare your quadrilaterals. Who has the one closest to being a square? Rectangle? Or other polygon. Why?
Use your 8 coorindates and can you arrange (x,y) pairs to create quadilateral closest to _____?
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!