Polygon Capture

Identify all the figures that match the two criteria. The lesson plan consists of a game about the geometric properties of polygons. Pupils determine the figures that match an angle and a side criteria, and when no more can be matched, the player with the most polygons wins.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Using the figures, have individuals devise sorting strategies of their own
  • Determine which combination of angle and side cards will result in the most figures being claimed
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with the basic properties of different types of polygons
Pros

  • Provides an example of how the game could play out
  • Gives suggestions for extensions
Cons

  • None
Common Core