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336 resources with the keyterm polygons

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What a Square

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners examine the painting "Old Man With A Gold Chain" by Rembrandt. They identify geometric shapes in the painting, measure these shapes and compare the relationships of these measurements.
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Similar Shapes

For Students K - 1st Standards
In geometry, similar and congruent shapes are often confused. Shapes that are similar are the same shape, but a different size. This activity gives young learners some practice in identifying similar shapes. There are five polygons...
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Spotting Polygons

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
See all sides of the story with a worksheet on geometric shapes! After studying the example at the top, which matches polygons with solid figures, second graders circle shapes that are named in the directions. Next, they match polygons...
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Properties of Polygons, Same-Length Sides

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Can your third graders spot the differences between these geometric shapes? After studying several sections of triangles, rectangles, and other polygons, learners circle the shape described in each set of instructions. For extra...
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Properties of Polygons, Parallel Sides, and Right Angles

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Have fun with shapes! Third graders read a set of instructions and circle the shape in the description. They work on recognizing parallel sides and right sides. Use this resource as homework after your geometry lesson.
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Transformations - Rotations in the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
In this geometry lesson, math scholars brainstorm examples of rotations.  Using the SMARTboard, students observe a rotation. They create their own rotation using graph paper. Finally, pupils complete a worksheet and graph rotations.
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Visual Patterns in Tessellations

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Geometers explore the concept of tessellations. They use a tessellation applet to manipulate shapes and design their own tessellation using the applet.
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The Shape Show

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Define plane shapes by their properties, then use this game to reinforce those skills. Learners use given properties as clues to determine each shape. They work to name ten different shapes, six of which are polygons.
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Year 5 Unit 2b

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This slide-show is packed with information relating to a variety of mathematical concepts. Intended as an accompaniment to a full unit, this resource provides definitions, explanations, and opportunities for learners to practice their...
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Classifying Polygons

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
A straight edge, a right angle, a number of vertices; sounds like it's time to classify polygons. That's right you and your class will learn all about the properties of polygons and how to classify them with this easy to follow...
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2D Shapes

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
This engaging presentation would be helpful for your young learners of geometry. Pupils are given clues as to what a shape may be, then they have to use those clues to guess what shape is being described. Shapes used are the circle,...
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Building Big and Strong

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Middle and high schoolers explore the concepts of architectural rigidity. They analyze a variety of polygons, and explain why some shapes add more strength to structures than others. The PBS video, "Building Big," is utilized in this plan.
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Find a Pattern - EL 16.6

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this finding a pattern worksheet, students read meanings of prefixes tri, quad, pent, hex, and oct, observe shapes, and fill in the beginning of the words naming the shapes. Students fill in five blank prefixes.
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Calculating and Measuring Perimeters of Polygons

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
If you're teaching 3rd or 4th grade math, this presentation is a must have. It defines perimeter and polygons, then describes the process by which perimeter is determined through pair share discussion and critical thinking questions....
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"Polly"gon Pockets

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore polygons with your elementary learners. Divide the class in 12 to configure the polygon puzzle before them. They list the attributes of each type of polygon they see, and if there's time, they jump on the interactive website...
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Create, Classify, and Sort Quadrilaterals

For Teachers 4th Standards
Quadrilaterals can be quirky! Fourth graders use geoboards and bands to create four-sided figures. They analyze the attributes such as angle size and presence of parallel sides. As a result they learn to differentiate among rectangles,...
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Can You Name That Shape?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners use materials to build, investigate, and draw two-dimensional shapes (polygons). They combine the shapes they have built and draw from the pile to begin a round-robin activity to name and determine the attributes of a selection...
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The Greedy Triangle-Intro to Geometric Shapes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
 For this geometry lesson, learners read The Greedy Triangle and use geoboards to construct geometric shapes. They identify the number of sides and angles each shape has.
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Looking Through the Algebraic Lens

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Work with rectangles to find generalizations for adding and subtracting odd and even numbers! Upper graders are give some 2" by" and some "2 by with a tail" shapes to small groups. They identify some examples of shapes that represent odd...
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Does Your Field Measure Up

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students measure angles using a plane table kit. In this geometry lesson, students use trigonometric identities to find the values of the length of a football field.
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Transformers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
TIalgebra has put together a instructional activity on transforming polygons using matrices. Examples of isometric as well as successive transformations are explored. The class uses graphing calculators to see how transformations can...
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Space Shuttle's Heat Shield Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a role-play activity to determine how to replace heat shields on the space shuttle using polar coordinates.
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Polygons-Changing Area Versus Changing Perimeter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Investigate the area and perimeter of polygons in this geometry instructional activity. Young geometers use grid paper to draw a quadrilateral and calculate its area and perimeter. They also read The Greedy Triangle to identify the...
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Looking Through the Algebraic Lens

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work with rectangles to find generalizations for adding and subtracting odd and even numbers in part one of the lesson. In part two, students use geoboards to construct polygons, look for patterns, and find a general rule.