This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * A copy of Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert * One set of tangrams for each student (see note in commentary) * A set of tangrams for t...
This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: * Color the inside of all the triangles blue. * Color the inside of all the quadrilaterals red. * Color the inside of all the pentagons orange. * Color...
This is a computer science lesson plan that utilizes Sphero robots. I was created by educators in the South Sanpete School District. Students will modify a current program so that a Sphero lands on a specified quadrilateral picture identified by a teacher or classmate. Students will identify the name of the quadrilateral with its attributes. The lesson is designed for third grade and includes modifications for grades 1-5.
This lesson focuses on quadrilaterals and attributes in order to classify each shape (parallelogram, rhombus, square, rectangle, and trapezoid). Students will review traits, identify shared traits and names of quadrilaterals, by identifying quadrilaterals in a video story. Then they will show their understanding by creating a quadrilateral story that explains traits and shared traits/names between quadrilaterals.This lesson will take approx 2 math sessions (or approx 120 min.)Thumbnail Image Citation: Bouwhuis, Laura. "Quadrilateral Stories." Canva.com, 11 July 2022, https://www.canva.com/design/DAFGK89WzOM/A_89J6XLB-lNJrcMHjihgg/edit?utm_content=DAFGK89WzOM&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton
In this investigation students work systematically and keep organized records as they explore forming triangles from unit sticks. Learners look for patterns and trends in the number of triangles possible with a given integer perimeter. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included along with a printable sheet of the problem.
In this activity students interact with rotations of a two-dimensional image. It is intended to be a bridge between the physical turning of objects and the more abstract rotations of a 2-D image. Students are asked how many quarter turns it will take to achieve a resultant image. There is an interactive Java applet available for the manipulations. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension, and printable sheets.