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Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for attributes of polygons? Well look no further as Polygon Attribute Puzzles, for CCSS 3.G.1, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention, rti, or end of the year activity. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This 2D shapes and attributes puzzle set includes 14 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers identifying the name of a 2D geometric shape based on its properties (number of sides, angles, and/or parallel sides). In addition to having puzzles of regular and irregular polygons, there are also some non-polygons that students will need to recognize don't meet the definition requirements of a polygon. By solving the attributes of shapes problems to sort and match the puzzle pieces, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your students will love to practice and learn to develop strategies about characteristics of two dimensional shapes with this resource!
Geometry Vocabulary Terms included:
Quadrilaterals (4-sided figures)
Oval - Identify as not a polygon
Circle - Identify as not a polygon
Open Shape - Identify as not a polygon
Curved Side - Identify as not a polygon
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging polygon sort hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
This product is included in the 3rd Grade Math Puzzles Bundle HERE
Relevant Grade 3 Common Core Standard 3.G.A.1
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Cross Reference: Texas TEKS 2.8C and Virginia SOL 4.12
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