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Polygon Capture


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    NCTM Illuminations

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Polygon Capture

In this math activity, learners classify polygons according to more than one property at a time. In the context of a game, learners move from a simple description of shapes to an analysis of how properties are related. This lesson guide includes sample steps in the game and extensions.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
      • Solid Geometry
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Carroll, William

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, ©2008

Funding Source:

  • Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation

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