Students will practice labeling a quadrilateral as either a parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid, isosceles trapezoid, or kite by using the conditions for each. They will do so by plotting a set of points and using the distance, slope, and midpoint formulas. The activity can also be done by using a protractor and ruler to measure the angles and segments to practice measuring skills. They will work in cooperative groups on the task cards.
They will then discuss their findings with as you review the lesson with included follow-up questions. The follow-up questions are what I call "Crazy Quadrilaterals." They do not look like your common quadrilateral shapes but using the conditions and labeled information they can be identified as either parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid, isosceles trapezoid, or kite.
This is an awesome activity that allows students to practice numerous geometry skills in the course of a couple of days.
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