Polygons Charts and Semantic Feature Analysis Charts-
Teaching about all of the characteristics of polygons and how they are classified and categorized can be very difficult for teachers and confusing for students. After years of trying different strategies, I created these charts to help students see how they are all related and how they are classified.
This resource is great for differentiating activities for your students. With the different versions, you can have students work on the same concepts but use materials that match their needs. These work great for whole class instruction/ introduction of the concepts, small group or guided math, math centers, reteaching, homework, or as a supplement to your math curriculum.
There are two different Polygons Charts included. One is more basic but requires students to fill in information and pictures. The other has all of the defining characteristics and pictures included. It's up to you which one you want to use...maybe both. I use the more detailed one as my master when I am working with students who I'd like to have fill in the information themselves.
Also included is a set of 3 Semantic Feature Analysis Charts- General Polygons, Triangles, and Quadrilaterals. These charts allow your study of polygons to go a step further than just basic recalling and identifying polygons. Each chart has the names of polygons and defining characteristics that describe some or all of the polygons. Students will have to evaluate and analyze the polygons to decide if each characteristic describes each polygon on the chart sometimes, always, or never. These charts often lead to discussion about polygons and student drawing to prove or disprove their thoughts.
I have a Polygons Math Game Set
in my store that pairs nicely with this because the content is the same. It is a set of six different I Have, Who Has Games. They focus on all of the polygons seen in this resource and the vocabulary that we use to describe the polygons. The games vary in difficult and scaffold so that you can differentiate for your students and use the games throughout your study of polygons. Click the link below to check it out.
I Have, Who Has Games for Polygons
If you're looking for other math games, posters, or activities, here are some in my store:
Guess the Polygon Game (PowerPoint) Grades 3 and Up
Geometry Math Game Set: Three Dimensional Shapes
Candy Math: Fractions, Decimals, Graphing, ...
Properties of Multiplication Set
Geometry Poster Set
Lines Poster Set
Transformation PowerPoint (animated)
St. Patrick's Day Math: Fractions, Decimals, Percent
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