Do your students need extra practice learning how to use a drawing triangle and ruler to draw parallel and perpendicular lines? This fun activity involves kids in using these tools in order to discover the "mystery picture," which you can see by the cover art, is a house.
My fourth graders were very successful with this skill after completing this project, because each activity page shows them EXACTLY where to place each tool. All they need to do is trace. As a result, they get to practice visualizing where to place the tools when drawing parallel and perpendicular lines. Struggling students can complete this with minimal support. The rest of the class won't get bored because they want to be the first one to guess what the picture is. Heterogeneous pairs work perfectly for this project.
This product contains:
✅ 16 activity pages. Each page has between 2 and 4 lines to trace. Many of the pages are single step. Others require sliding the drawing triangle up or down, which gives kids practice drawing parallel lines.
✅ Teacher directions. This page will help you prepare, monitor, and troubleshoot the students' work.
✅ Student checklist. This will help students keep track of which activity pages they have completed. If you use this as a "Scoot" activity, it will help them keep track as they move around the classroom. These print 4 to a sheet to reduce paper usage.
✅ Answer key. The completed house is shown to scale. There is also a list of "parts" with their corresponding numbers so that if a student misses a page you can easily guide them to which page number to look.
You will need:
► 16 sheet protectors. Students will be tracing each page and a sheet protector is the easiest way for them to see through to the page.
► 1 dry erase marker for each partnership of students
► 1 drawing triangle and 1 ruler per partnership
► Erasers for dry erase markers
► Color printer. As you can see in the preview file, there is very little color on each page, however color printing is required for this activity.
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