You have 10 quadrilateral task cards plus 2 challenge cards.
The cards include 7 parallelograms (of those 1 rectangle, 1 rhombus and 1 square) and 3 quadrilaterals that are not parallelograms (of those 1 right trapezoid, 1 kite, 1 isosceles trapezoid)
I have not added directions to the cards so that you can use them for multiple activities. Here are just a few of the directions you can use:
1. Determine what type of quadrilateral the shape is.
2. Use slope formula to determine if the shape is a parallelogram by showing opposite sides are parallel.
3. Use distance formula to determine if the shape is a parallelogram by showing opposite sides are congruent.
4. Use the midpoint formula to determine if the shape is a parallelogram by showing the diagonals bisect each other thus have the same midpoint.
5. Use the slope formula to determine if the shape is a rectangle by showing consecutive sides are perpendicular.
6. Use the slope formula to determine if the shape is a rhombus by showing the diagonal are perpendicular.
Fun activities to do with the task cards:
- Quadrilateral Detective (my favorite)
In groups of 2-3, students are given a card. Without graphing, students are to use the slope formula, distance formula and midpoint formulas to determine whether the shape is a parallelogram (or more specific if you want). Once they decide, they must build a case and present their evidence to their client (the class). At the end of their presentation they will graph the points to show they are correct.
- Wanted Posters
Students graph their points and decide what type of quadrilateral they have. On their poster they show all the properties are true
- Opposite sides are congruent
- Opposite sides are parallel
- Diagonals bisect
Built in Differentiation:
For your advanced students I have included 2 challenge problems (card K and L). These cards use variables for their points.
For students that are struggling with negative numbers, some cards have all the points in the 1st quadrant. This allows them to succeed and build confidence in their math skill while completing the same activity as their peers. Yes, they still need to know how to find the slope/distance of lines where the points are negative and positive but the purpose of this activity is to see if they can use the properties to quadrilateral to determine if the shape is a parallelogram.
The following foldable is designed to help with this activity: