Sorting Polygons

Compare and contrast polygons using Venn diagrams. A geometry instructional activity uses these diagrams to sort polygons by their characteristics. As the activity progresses, the complexity of the diagrams increases.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a set of practice problems to follow the activity
  • Provide an example of each of the specific characteristics used in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires time to prepare materials prior to the lesson
Pros

  • Highlights polygon vocabulary throughout the lesson
  • Includes extensions for more advanced pupils
Cons

  • None
Common Core