This activity has 4 compare and contrast charts. Teachers can provide the students with 2 quadrilaterals to compare and contrast or students may choose. Students work in partners to have a discussion on how the quadrilaterals are alike and different. Each chart has space for 3 comparisons and 3 contrasts.
This addresses CCSS.Math.Content.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.