What doesn’t belong (Geometric Shapes) has 10 printable pages to improve analysis and reasoning skills. Students analyze triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, cubes, and other polygons to find the thing (or things) that do not belong, like:
One triangle does NOT belong: It gets eaten by hungry mice when left on the table.
Another circle does NOT belong: It is rather unhappy and doesn’t find joy in the little things.
One quad does NOT belong: It likes the country life more than it likes the city.
Another smilie does NOT belong: It can’t hear you when you ask it how it is doing.
One shape does NOT belong: It opens only when it feels like it.
Use these pages as a sponge activity or at a math center for early finishers, for homework or extra credit, at the beginning of the year or right before the summer. Critical thinking has never been more important. Take a look at the Preview to see a few pages from this packet.
If you want more on ANALYSIS and REASONING, then take a look at the others in this series:
What doesn’t belong? (Numbers)
What doesn’t belong? (Geometric Shapes)
What doesn’t belong? (Categories)
What doesn’t belong? (Sorting and Analyzing)