But we must follow the rules, so we trudge on through these CCS. Last week we worked on sorting quadrilaterals, again Learnzillion.com came to my aid a few times. I wanted to share an activity my students completed for this skill, hopefully you will pin it and use it when you teach geometry in the spring :)
I gave each student a sheet of blank paper and asked them to draw a quadrilateral using their protractor. Students then cut out their shapes (they folded their papers into four boxes before drawing their shapes). Teams then drew a large Venn Diagram on a large post-it note, I seriously LOVE these and love that my BBB Joanne shared them with me! Teams then sorted all of their quadrilaterals by the team's guidelines.
Many of my students struggle with identifying different types of lines within a shape and I saw this even more during this activity. Many of the teams sorted by angles or regular or irregular polygons, none of the teams sorted by lines. The next day's lesson focused on identifying all attributes of the quadrilaterals to reinforce the skills.