This set ties in perfectly to the third grade G.1 standard: Understand that shapes in different categories may share attributes and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these categories.
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Have students use the Classifying Quadrilaterals page to glue the definitions and pictures of quadrilaterals to their corresponding titles. It allows students to get hands-on experience with 2D shapes.
A Venn diagram is a great way for students to discover differences and similarities between two quadrilaterals. Put the shape names in the rectangles at the top of the page so students will remember which two shapes they are comparing and contrasting.
Name That Polygon
Students often don’t realize that one shape can be called by many different names. The Name That Polygon page helps your students see the many different names of three quadrilaterals.
The Drawing Quadrilaterals page presents an organized way for students to be able to draw their own quadrilaterals that match the definitions. The dot paper enables the students to create cleaner, more even shapes.
Shape Pages cover the regular quadrilaterals. They will give your students the opportunity to define, draw and illustrate the different shapes in their own words. They are powerful tools in developing a deeper understanding. There is also a blank page to use for irregular quadrilaterals or other polygons.
The assessment is a great way to check for understanding. A key is provided for easy grading.