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Quadrilaterals Maze is a unique activity that allows students to practice classifying quadrilaterals including rectangles, squares, trapezoids, parallelograms, and rhombuses while having fun. This particular maze will lead to great discussions among students about which name best describes each quadrilateral. A full-sheet and half-sheet Quadrilaterals Classification Chart is included for students to reference as needed.

***PLEASE NOTE: The long-accepted definition of a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with "only one pair" of parallel sides. However, in recent years, there has been controversy in the math world over the definition as it relates to some calculus formulas in higher math. Some textbooks say "only one pair" and some say "at least one pair." FOR THIS REASON, THIS PRODUCT IS BASED ON THE "AT LEAST ONE PAIR" DEFINITION because I do not want to cause confusion in my students who may later go on to higher math courses. We understand the need to adapt these cards if you teach the "only one pair" definition. We do have a one-page freebie in our store and a poster-size anchor chart that I use in my classroom for quick reference in case you ever need it. It is interesting to share this debate with students and let them discuss how the chart would change based on which definition you subscribe to.

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Common Core Standards Covered

3.G.A.1
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.

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A Double Dose of Dowda
(Clint & Alyson Dowda)
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8 (1 worksheet, 1 answer sheet, 1 chart)
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