*Powerpoint Lesson Included* - SIX different shape sorting activities are outlined in a powerpoint presentation to go along with the sorting mat and polygon shapes! Excellent for students who finish early and need a challenge.
Get your students involved with hands on learning in math with this shape sorting activity. A set of 22 polygons is included, along with a shape sorting mat. Polygons include 4 triangles, 14 quadrilaterals, 1 pentagon, 1 hexagon, 1 heptagon, and 1 octagon. Students will work together in groups to sort the polygons according to their own ideas about what the polygons have in common. They must be able to defend their decision, as well as draw a new shape that would also belong in that category.
This activity fosters creativity, critical thinking, and mathematical communication. Get your students talking with geometry vocabulary!
You could also print the board and shapes for the students to cut out and glue into an interactive notebook. This activity is best suited for grade 5 students, but can be adapted to fit lower or upper levels.
No answer key is included due to the creative nature of the activity.
Check out my Introduction to Geometry Quiz
that assesses the topics in this lesson!