Mystery Picture DECIMAL Polygon Perimeters – with Earth Science Vocabulary
No prior Earth Science experience is needed for these fun perimeter games. Match the ten tiles to their answers on the game boards, then use the numbers to decode the word. Each tile is only used once, so this critical thinking game is also self-checking.
Please see the preview for this, and all the elements found in the Bundle.
Mystery Word Quadrilateral Perimeters
Odd boards imperial units
Even boards metric units
Boards 1-16 2-digit addition
Boards 17-32 3-digit addition
Each Mystery Math Tile Game Includes
1. 32 Boards in full color
2. 32 Print friendly boards
3. 32 Answer pages
4. Condensed teacher Answers
5. Student Response pages
6. Printable Tiles
7. Management Hints
8. Step by Step example (new 2018)
9. 4 bonus boards featured in the Sampler
A printable page with digit squares is included, but I prefer the durable number tiles
Model with Think Aloud
– These games are deceptively harder than they appear! When modeling a board, I use strong math vocabulary and explain my reasoning out loud. I model an incorrect answer and how to fix parts without having to start over again. Depending on the class, I model correct attitudes and words for partner support.
Step by Step
– I use this in two ways: first for students who listen to the modeling, then say “What do we do?” and also for advanced students who will work on this alone while I teach a different group.
- Print a teacher answer key! This is handy when a student is sure the board is wrong, but they’ve made one mistake that they need to check. Depending on how trustworthy the class is: leave one on each table so it can be checked after the board is complete. Sometimes I’ll have an honest student hold the key. They check, then tell the student how many answers on the board are incorrect (but not which ones).
- Each set of boards has unique graphic themes. One group can review Place Value Penguins while another works on Fraction Moose.
Centers & Homework
- Use the numbered response sheet to work on one set of boards for several days. Print 4 print-friendly boards to a page to include in center folders or homework.
• Pair Scoot – Pairs of students scoot together, practicing discussing math together as they reason about the answers.
• Silent Scoot - To use these boards as an assessment, have each student move silently to the next board.
• Teacher Stays Scoot - The lowest half of the class acts as ‘Teachers’ and must stay in their seat to teach their new partner. Teachers become experts in two boards, and have to use math vocabulary to support their peers who go to all the boards.
• Random Scoot – Pairs may move to a new table whenever they finish, with a limit of 6 students at a table (2 standing). I give a goal of 20 boards to be finished in a set amount of time. Those students who excel to finish 32 are given the answer key and asked to check their work, then help others.
Please visit my store for these supporting documents –
Area and Perimeter BUNDLE
which includes these sets:
• Mystery Word Perimeter of Quadrilaterals
• Mystery Picture Perimeter of Polygons
• Mystery Picture Decimal Perimeters of Polygons
• Mystery Picture Same Area or Same Perimeter
• Mystery Picture Area and Perimeter True False
• Mystery Picture Compound Area
The Area and Perimeter Bundle includes artwork purchased from these talented individuals:
http://openclipart.org/ http://frompond.blogspot.com/ http://melonheadzillustrating.blogspot.com/
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