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Ready-Set-Tech: Polygons, Parallelograms, Quadrilaterals- Oh My!!!

Marion Peluso, P.S. 101, Brooklyn,
New York

Grade Level   3 - 5. With modifications, this can also be used with an advanced second grade class.
Subject Math, Reading
Background

This hands-on experience brings to life the properties of the figures students are familiar with. Exposure to math based literature, enriches and expands the students’ prior knowledge. Students learn how to work together to complete a task.

Objectives

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of shapes and their properties.
Students will work cooperatively in pairs to complete a task.

Materials Internet access, Shape Up! Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Nancy Tobin, The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns, a class set of pattern blocks, and attached worksheet.
Procedure Day One
1. Have students review important instructional vocabulary words at: http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/  (An animated dictionary that explains over 400 math terms. Included are interactive activities, practice, and calculators.) Words to include: property, polygon, quadrilateral, and parallelogram.

2. Read Shape Up! Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler, Illustrated by Nancy Tobin.

Day Two
1. Read The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. Compare and contrast the two different books. See if students can identify that although the topic of both books were shapes, one book was fiction and the other was nonfiction.

2. Place students in pairs, making sure that more advanced students are paired with your at-risk ones.

3. Distribute to each pair, a worksheet and one of the following shapes from a pattern block set: a triangle, square, rhombus, trapezoid, and hexagon.

4. Give students approximately one half hour to complete the worksheet. Circulate the room to make sure pairs are tracing the shapes, and answering the worksheet in complete sentences.

Evaluation After completing this hands-on activity, students will take turns going to the Polygon section (Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons section) at: http://pittsford.monroe.edu/jefferson/
calfieri/geometry/geoframe.html

(a geometry review site that also offers quizzes at the end).

 

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