Floor Pattern

You'll never look at floor tiles the same again. An assessment task prompts learners to investigate relationships between patterns involving squares and kites to determine angle measurements. They then prove whether a given quadrilateral is a parallelogram.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Repurpose the task as an in-class activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to have experience with properties of different types of quadrilaterals
  • Suggest placing the patterns that scholars need to compare on the same page
Pros

  • Easily decipherable diagrams make the task clear and easy to understand
  • Simple context, but with complex solutions
Cons

  • The entire first diagram is unnecessary
Common Core