Fun Winter Math Activity for Middle School Geometry:
This activity covers the following concepts:
* Measuring with a ruler
* Measuring with a protractor
* Finding perimeter
* Finding area of triangles and trapezoids
* Identifying similar figures
* Classifying triangles
* Classifying trapezoids
Students will be split into six groups. Each group will construct a tree. When they are all finished, you can use the trees to create a winter forest on a wall or bulletin board in your classroom.
Groups must cut out each piece of the tree. They first measure all sides, heights, and angle measures. They then classify each polygon (right trapezoid, isosceles trapezoids, isosceles triangle). They will find the area and perimeter of each piece and identify two separate pairs of similar figures.
A recording sheet and worksheet are included. A reference sheet is also included for students who have not yet been introduced to the formulas for area.
Each group will need a ruler, a protractor, and scissors.
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