Help introduce your students to a wide range of geometric concepts and vocabulary with this set that includes four journal-sized reference sheets, 32 task cards, and two assessment activities. My students love geometry, and I enjoy teaching it, but sometimes I feel like geometry is more of a vocabulary unit than a math unit! I designed this set to engage my students as they learned, reviewed, and practiced applying geometry vocabulary related to two-dimensional figures and their attributes.
If you purchased my Go Figure!
set that focuses on 2-D figures and their attributes or my To Points Beyond!
set that focuses on 1-D figures and angles, the materials in this set are not
the same as the ones in those sets. They cover some of the same vocabulary and feature the same stick figure characters, but the journal inserts and task cards in this set are different from the materials in those sets.
Common Core Math Geometry Standards addressed:
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
• Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures. (4.G.1)
• Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. (4.G.2)
[Although this set was designed for my fourth grade students, the content of the resources also make them appropriate for third grade teachers when addressing 3.G.1 and fifth grade teachers when addressing 5.G.3 and 5.G.4.]
Introducing the Concept
The four journal inserts define and give examples of all the terms used in the cards, and then some - including "quadrilateral", "congruent", "perpendicular", "rhombus", and many more. These journal inserts will be a handy reference not only when students are working on the task cards, but throughout your geometry unit.
Practicing the Concept
The 32 task cards feature 4 different question types that review shape names (triangles through octagons), side relationships, and angle types. Each card shows a particular geometric figure, with both regular and irregular figures presented, and has two different questions about the shape shown. There are both short-answer and multiple-choice questions, and some of the multiple-choice questions require more than one answer, forcing your students to think outside the box about the shapes' attributes.
Assessing Student Understanding
After your students have had some time to explore with 2-D figures and their characteristics, you can use the provided assessment activities to evaluate your students’ understanding of the target geometry concepts. There are two two-page assessments, each of which asks students to identify the names of given figures and then identify the angles and side relationships in specific figures. The two tasks are formatted similarly, making them ideal for pre/post assessing. However, you can use them in any way that suits your students’ needs – drills or warm-ups, guided practice, center work, homework assignments, etc. Of course, keys are provided for both activities.
If you find these materials useful, please check out the other geometry resources I have in my store –
Go Figure! - game, ppt, and printables set
To Points Beyond! – game, task cards, and printables set
I hope you and your students enjoy these resources.