The Shape of Things

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Investigate the attributes of polygons. A thorough set of lessons presents problem scenarios for elementary through high school classes. The first lessons focus on basic characteristics of polygons, including the line of symmetry. As the lessons continue, learners use these attributes to solve problems and complete drawings.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Post logos and drawings created by your classes
  • Have pupils work in pairs; one explains a drawing of polygons as the other tries to draw it
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a general understanding of the vocabulary related to polygons
Pros

  • Reinforces vocabulary throughout all problems
  • Provides pupils choices in multiple problem tasks
Cons

  • None