This is an inquiry based lesson that allows students to explore the properties of quadrilaterals. To begin this lesson I set up 5 stations. Each station has 5-6 of the same quadrilaterals (trapezoid, rectangle, square, parallelogram, and rhombus), rulers, and tape measures. The students rotate stations and study each quadrilateral (about 3 minutes). They observe the sides and angles found in the shape and record their observations. After they have explored each station we come back together, discuss their findings, and I provide the name and specific characteristics associated with each shape. I then have them glue this directly into their interactive math journal to keep as a reference and study guide.
To create the booklet:
Print/copy pages 1-2 double sided, and 3-4 double sided. Place the pages in the correct order, fold in half, and staple three times down the side.