A bit of cutting, then folding origami style, leads to this fun activity/game that children love - based on the childhood 'fortune teller' game. Plenty of speaking and listening, the children asking and answering questions, encouraging use of the appropriate mathematical vocabulary.
Emphasis is given to learning about and describing 2-D shapes in terms of number of sides, angles and lines of symmetry and to recognise how these properties differ between regular and irregular shapes
5 chatterbox sheets;
1 Triangles Chatterbox
2 Quadrilaterals Chatterboxes
2 'general' Polygons Chatterboxes
The repetitive (and competitive) nature of this resource makes it ideal for children of all abilities, from those who enjoy being pushed, to those lacking confidence in articulating their responses - practicing in small groups/one to one, enables them to engage more fully in whole class discussions.
Use as starter, plenary, brain break, small group work, guided group, intervention groups, etc ... and as homework!