This matching activity practices the skills related to the identification of polygons based on characteristics of shape and notation and finding the area of triangles. This Math Match-Up contains two separate challenges. The first activity utilizes a variety of polygons requiring participants to identify the most specific name based on knowledge of shape characteristics and shape notation. The second activity provides the challenge of evaluating for the area of various triangles.
Math Match-Up Challenges are perfect skill reinforcement and practice activities that can be implemented in a variety of capacities. Partner or small group activity. Independent practice or center work. A favorite application is offering this as a challenging game for the whole class. Have students in pairs or groups of three. Each group has either paper copies of both challenges, or ideally, the two activities laminated back to back or inside a laminated envelope. One side at a time, participants use their skills to complete each task to criteria established by the teacher. Participants love these as a game!!