Polygons and Symmetry: Playing with Polygons is a set of common core aligned polygon activities that define polygons as well as work with patterns and symmetry. Student-tested and approved, this is a fun way to explore polygons, pattern and symmetry with your students.
Students use deductive reasoning to define what makes a polygon. Students work with regular polygons to create patterns and designs that become pieces of art. Students will explore symmetry in their artwork. Several challenges for students included.
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This detailed guide includes:
- Complete teacher’s guide for 3 45-minute lessons including adaptations to complete the entire set of activities at a math center
- Ready-to-use student handouts for whole class, small group or activity center use.
- A complete list of materials
- Sample student work and answer key.
Skills Developed in this lesson:
- Students will classify 2-d drawings as polygons or not polygons. (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.2)
- Students will recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure and draw lines of symmetry (CCSS.MATH.4.G.A.3.)
- Students will understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. (5.GB.3.)
- Students will write about their explorations with polygons and symmetry.
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