I use this in my Harry Potter 5th Grade Math Unit
at the end of the year as a review. However, it can be used as a stand alone lesson for identifying the attributes/characteristics of polygons (specifically quadrilaterals and triangles).
This is a fun activity that my students LOVE because it incorporates art.
I also usually play the "Herbology" scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (found on youtube or bring in your own DVD) to introduce it.
Common Core 5th Grade Math Standards Covered:
-Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.