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Exploring Polygons and The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Excellent lesson! Anne Linehane's geometry story, The Greedy Triangle, offers an opportunity to practice forming various types of polygons with your learners. Using elastic bands (or Chinese jump ropes), partners form the various shapes...
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The Greedy Triangle-Intro to Geometric Shapes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
 In this geometry lesson, learners read The Greedy Triangle and use geoboards to construct geometric shapes. They identify the number of sides and angles each shape has.
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Writing Takes Shape!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read The Greedy Triangle and discuss geometric solids. In this geometry lesson, students list the geo-solids in the world and create a graphic organizer to show where geo-solids exist.
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the name of a number of geometric shapes including the triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, nonagon, and decagon. They listen to a reading of Marilyn Burns, "The Greedy Triangle," before making shapes...
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover geometric shapes by listening to a story.  In this geometry lesson, 2nd graders read the story The Greedy Triangle in class and create shapes spoken about in the book with construction paper.  Students discuss the...
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students make designated geometrical shapes using geoboards. In this geometry lesson plan, students listen to Marilyn Burns, The Greedy Triangle, while listening for the names of geometric shapes. They make the shapes on geoboards by...
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use the book "The Greedy Triangle" to practice measuring perimeter and area. They also calculate the length of objects.
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The Greedy Triangle - Group Activity

For Teachers K
Students explore different shapes and identify them. They make a community map using triangles, rectangles, circles, ovals, squares, pentagons, and hexagons.
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Where's My Shape?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore geometry by reading a story with their classmates. In this shape identification lesson, 1st graders discuss the differences between two and three-dimensional figures and identify the characteristics of common...
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Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the triangle. They read and discuss the book, The Greedy Triangle and create a circle map about polygons. They use Microsoft Word to complete a Polygon Chart and complete a Jeopardy game on the Internet. They complete a...
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Classifying Triangles

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Building on young mathematicians' prior knowledge of three-sided shapes, this lesson series explores the defining characteristics of different types of triangles. Starting with a shared reading of the children's book The Greedy Triangle,...
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Classifying Geometric Figures

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders recognize and classify geometric figures. In this geometry lesson, 4th graders read the books Shape Up and The Greedy Triangle and prepare a short report on the shapes mentioned in the text. Students compare the polygons...
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Triangles and Things

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young learners listen to the story book The Greedy Triangle as the teacher introduces new polygon shapes. They use geometric stencils to trace a quadrilateral, a pentagon, a hexagon, and an octogon onto a foldable notepad. They identify...
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Polygons-Changing Area Versus Changing Perimeter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Investigate the area and perimeter of polygons in this geometry lesson. Young geometers use grid paper to draw a quadrilateral and calculate its area and perimeter. They also read The Greedy Triangle to identify the changing shape of...
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders recognize basic geometric shapes. In this literature and math lesson, 3rd graders listen to The Greedy Triangle and make predictions about what the triangle will become. Students read ten clues about a mystery animal made...
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars discuss figures with various numbers of sides.  In this geometry lesson, students are read The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns, they participate in a class discussion of many sided figures and are introduced to the term...
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Polygons, Parallelograms, Quadrilaterals- Oh My!!!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners demonstrate their comprehension of shapes and their properties. They work in small groups. Students review the following terms: property, polygon, quadrilateral, and parallelogram. They read Shape Up! Fun With Triangles and...
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Human Geometry Book

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate geometric shapes. In this geometry lesson, students read the book The Greedy Triangle and define the shapes mentioned in the book. Students make the shapes by using their bodies.
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Using R&R to Teach Mathematics

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create a shape garden. In this polygons lesson, 2nd graders practice making shapes using a geoboard and read the book The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns.  Students also design a shape garden using construction paper.
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Character Education - Self Respect

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after listening to The Greedy Triangle, locate the sides and angles of each shape in the pictures in the book. They take a piece of white construction paper, fold it in half, then draw a picture of something special about...
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The Greedy Triangle

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read THe Greedy Triangle. In this language arts lesson plan, students discuss the shapes observed in the book. Students identify the shapes from the story.
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"The Greedy Triangle"

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners recognize the following geometrical shapes: triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, nonagon, and decagon and demonstrate understanding by being able to identify the shapes listed above.
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"The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students review angles, sides, and properties of basic shapes. Using a geoboard, they make as many different tirangles as possible.
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"The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover which regular polygons can be used to tile a plane.

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