Creating Polygons from a Circle - Hands on Lesson

Subject
Grade Levels
Format
Zip (109 MB|37 pages)
Standards
$4.00
Digital Download
$4.00
Digital Download

Also included in

  1. This bundle is designed to enrich and support your Geometry unit. There is a strong focus on angles, polygons - with an emphasis on triangles and quadrilaterals, identifying parallel and perpendicular lines in polygons, identifying lines of symmetry. My hands-on activity has students fold a circle i
    $15.00
    $24.00
    Save $9.00

Description

File has been updated to include a digital Google version. Students will need to print or trace a circle.

Students will engage in a powerful hands-on lesson to create, identify, and label key attributes of multiple polygons. In this lesson, students will be start will a circle and fold it into ten different polygons and a 3-d figure. This lesson can be used with students beginning in 3rd grade all the way through high school. For each polygon, you can gear the discussion to meet the needs of your students. I have used this lesson as an introduction to our geometry unit, to review terms taught in previous years, and as a review before testing. Students are always engaged in the creating of each new shape. I like to have students trace each polygon on their paper and write down key vocabulary.

This lesson is written to show you how I use it to address common core objectives in grades 3-5. Since my main focus is on identifying parallel and perpendicular lines, lines of symmetry, and types of angles, students label and identify those targets with each polygon. You can tailor the lesson to meet the needs of your students.

Be sure to follow me and check out my other sort and solve activities!

Other Decimal Sorts available in my store:

Decimals Sort Bundle

Decimals Sort – 10x and 1/10

Comparing Decimals Sort

Adding and Subtracting Word Problem Decimals Sort

Powers of Ten Decimals Sort

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Word Problem Sort

Rounding Decimals Sort

Multiplying Decimals with Models Sort

Rounding Decimals Sort

Polygon Quadrilaterals and Triangles Sort - Problem Solving - Rigor - Perfect for Math Stations - Collaborative Learning

Total Pages
37 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct an equilateral triangle, a square, and a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
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.

Reviews

Q & A

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up