Looking for a fun teaching idea for attributes of polygons? Well look no further as Polygon Attribute Puzzles, for CCSS 3.G.1, will serve as an exciting lesson for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource for a math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work and for an intervention or remediation. It can be also used as an assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, students will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 14 jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year when they finish early. It covers identifying the name of a 2D shape based on its properties (number of sides, angles, and/or parallel sides). In addition to having puzzles of regular and irregular polygons, there are also some non-polygons that students will need to recognize don't meet the requirements of a polygon. By solving the problems to match the puzzle pieces, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your students will love to practice and learn polygon attributes with this resource!
Geometry Voabulary Terms included:
Quadrilaterals (4-sided figures)
Oval- Identify as not a polygon
Circle- Identify as not a polygon
Open Shape- Identify as not a polygon
Curved Side- Identify as not a polygon
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students!
Relevant Common Core Standard 3.G.A.1
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.