Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you.
This product contains three separate components: scaffolded notes, interactive notebook activities, and quick checks for understanding, along with an explanation of how we use each component in our classroom.
These math journal and/or note-taking activities introduce geometry students to polygons and areas. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys for scaffolded notes and quick checks are included for reference.
Scaffolded Note Sheets with Sample Teacher Keys are included for the following topics:
Definition of Polygon
Convex vs. Concave
What is a Regular Polygon?
Polygons and Angles
Sum of Interior Angle Measures in Convex Polygons
Interior Angle Measures of Regular Polygons
Finding Interior Angle Measures for Convex Polygons that are NOT Regular
Using the Exterior Angle Sum Theorem to Determine Interior and Exterior Angles of a Regular Polygon
Determine if a Regular Shape will Tessellate
Uniform vs Semi-Regular Tessellation
Is the Semi-Regular Tessellation Possible?
Things to Remember About Area
Label the Parallelogram
Label the Triangle
Label the Trapezoid
Label the Rhombus
Summary of Area Formulas
Construction Regular Hexagon
Area of a Regular Polygon
Finding the Apothem of a Regular Polygon
Plus 14 Interactive Math Notebook Foldable Activities and 9 Quick Checks for Understanding. Please check out our preview for a closer look!
Other Geometry Activities
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