“Polly Wants a Polygon” SmartBoard File with Printables
I created this fun pirate-themed file to give my students additional practice classifying polygons, specifically triangles and quadrilaterals. Concepts covered in this 55 page SmartBoard file:
• Six varieties of triangles: Acute Equilateral, Acute Isosceles, Right Isosceles, Right Scalene,
• Obtuse Isosceles, and Obtuse Scalene. Students learn how to find both names of each type of triangle.
• Six Varieties of Quadrilaterals: parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid, kite, and how to determine which quadrilaterals fit into more than one category.
• Five to Ten-sided Polygons, and the difference between regular and irregular polygons
You also receive 22 pages of printables, including templates for students to use to make polygon name signs to use in identifying a variety of triangles and quadrilaterals.
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IMPORTANT! You must have Smart Notebook or compatible software on your computer in order to use this SMARTBoard file. If you have a different type of interactive white board, please download my Free SmartBoard Test File
first to see if the interactive features work.
This file coordinates with the following products:
"Polly Wants a Polygon" Geometry Task Cards Set 1: Classifying Triangles
"Polly Wants a Polygon" Geometry Task Cards Set 2: Classifying Quadrilaterals
"Polly Wants a Polygon" Geometry Task Cards Set 3: Mixed Polygons and Symmetry
"Polly Wants a Polygon" Geometry Task Card Bundle
Common Core Standards Addressed:
• 3.G.A.1: Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
• 4.G.A.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
• 4.G.A.2 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. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
• 5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
• 5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
I recommend teaching polygons after introducing lines and angles, because students need to be familiar with line and angle vocabulary in order to classify polygons.
Additional Geometry Resources:
Geometry SMARTBoard and Printables Bundle: Lines and Angles
Geometry SMARTBoard File: Lines and Angles
Geometry Printables: Lines and Angles
Geometry Vocabulary Cards for Lines and Angles
Geometry SMARTBoard File: Polygons
Geometry Printables: Polygons
Geometry Vocabulary Cards for Polygons
Thanks for your interest in my product. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Cathy, aka Downeast Teach