Polygon Explorations | Sorting and Classifying Polygons

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Laura Candler
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Polygon Explorations has hands-on geometry lessons, games, and activities for introducing polygons and classifying them according to their attributes. Sorting polygons is one of the most effective ways for kids to learn about 2-dimensional shapes, and these hands-on math polygon sorting activities are super effective because they're lively and fun! The activities in Polygon Explorations are designed around a set of 30 two-dimensional shapes, and all of the activities foster active engagement and productive math talk.

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Total Pages
30 pages plus templates
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3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
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.
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
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.


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