This Polygon BUNDLE
includes a Polygons Chart and Semantic Feature Analysis Set for students to get familiar with different types of polygons and how they are classified. It also includes 6 I Have Who Has games and 1 PowerPoint Game called Guess the Polygon. It includes several options for differentiation so that students can work at their pace. You can read each of the individual product descriptions below and view previews.
*****Polygons I Have, Who Has Games
can be used in many different ways. Students learn and practice the identifying and defining polygons by classifying the characteristics of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, octagons.
They are also exposed to the terms used to classify the polygons. Each game includes an answer key so that students can check their own work if playing independently. You could set a timer for a beat-the-clock challenge or let students work at their own pace.
Traditionally, this game is played as a large group, with each student getting one card and searching for one answer. Another option is to have students play in groups by either passing out several cards to each student or by placing all cards face up for all students to see. Then, they can work together to create a long snake-like chain. This encourages each student to try to find the answer to each card. Students can also work in pairs or independently.
These are great activities for:
- Whole Class
- Small Groups or Centers
- Take Home Games
- Independent or Pair Work
Included in this resource are:
- 6 Different Games that are varied for different student readiness and mastery levels
- Answer Keys for all 6 games
- Teacher Notes
- Directions for Play
- Suggestions for Use
*****Polygons Charts and Semantic Feature Analysis Charts
teaches about all of the characteristics of polygons and how they are classified and categorized can be very difficult for teachers and confusing for students. These polygons charts show and identify many polygon's characteristics to help students see how they are all related and how they are classified.
The Semantic Feature Analysis Charts are differentiated for different levels of understanding. Some focus on just one type of polygon (ex. triangles only), and some include all of the polygons on the chart. Students must pay close attention to the identifying characteristics.
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.
*****This Polygon Guessing Game
is a wonderful way to get the entire class involved in math. Students take turns being Clue Givers and Guessers with each new PowerPoint slide. With students participating in two different roles, it requires them to analyze polygons (triangles, quadrilaterals, and more) in different ways. This game can flexibly be used with the whole class, in small groups, in pairs, or as a math center.
The teacher or a student can control the slides by simply clicking through the slideshow. It’s very easy to use. Slides 1-9 are teacher slides (printable too), and slides 10-28 are the actual game. If you play often, you can rearrange the game slides so students don’t memorize the order.
Polygons included are:
Acute Triangle, Right Triangle, Obtuse Triangle, Isosceles Triangle, Scalene Triangle, Equilateral Triangle, Parallelogram, Trapezoid, Rectangle, Rhombus, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, and Octagon.
Here’s what is included:
- Teacher Information with directions, suggestions for use, and more
- Student Directions
- Student Roles Explanation
- Examples for Clue Givers
- Polygon Charts to assist students
- Clue Giving Help Sheet
- One Animated Slide for each included polygon with two example of that polygon and the answer
Geometry Poster Set
3-D Shapes I Have, Who Has Games Set
3D Shapes PowerPoint Game
Transformation PowerPoint (animated)
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