Students used the Kagan Strategy of Match Mine to describe shapes to their partner without seeing what each other is drawing. Then they label them with words like: height, base, congruent, right angle. This is great for students that have little knowledge of shapes in regards to geometry vocabulary. It is also a great activity for students that do have knowledge of these topics as it is a partner activity, and you can pair them with students with lower abilities. I use this is an introductory lesson with my self contained pre-algebra students to begin a unit on perimeter and area.
This lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete. The download includes the 2 student papers as well as a directions sheet for the activity. There is no answer key needed.