This activity assists students in exploring the differences between lines, line segments, and rays. In addition, using this sort will specifically help students pay close attention to rays and the order they must be written in.
Students will cut the first page apart into individual boxes. Using the illustrations provided they will sort the boxes into matching sets. These groups will show a line, line segment, or ray as:
Once all the boxes have been sorted they will glue them onto the following two pages. (Pages 2 & 3 can be run as a back-to-back worksheet)
Knowing that students often make frequent mistakes with rays, I made sure to create two different rays using the same points. They must closely examine what letter is the starting point in order to avoid making mistakes.
This activity can be implemented in a variety of ways to suit your individual teaching needs.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License