Family Activity: Triangles and Quadrilaterals

6th - 8th

For this triangles and quadrilaterals worksheet, students solve 7 short answer problems. Students find objects around the house that are constructed from triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, squares, rectangles. Students sketch the object on their paper.

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McGrawHill Glencoe

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