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1,557 resources with the concept polygons

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The Five Number Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explain what it means to square numbers. They explain what it means to cube numbers. Students define prime numbers using their own language. They are introduced to the problem by playing one game as a class.
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They're Everywhere! They're Everywhere!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gain an appreciation of the polygons and polyhedrons around them that make their world one of order and strength. They build polygons and polyhedrons, and then construct airplanes out of polygons.
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What Kind of Quadrilateral Am I?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the attributes of three quadrilaterals; the square, rhombus, and trapezoid. They interact with the shapes to recognize slides, flips and turns.
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Edible Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine a chart that lists the main characteristics of polygons and 3 dimensional figures. They make examples of the polygons and figures using pretzels and gum drops showing how the gum drops are vertices and the pretzels...
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Teaching Polygons using Technology

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders utilize different types of computer programs, such as Microsoft paint and Microsoft Word to study and create different types of polygons. They use PowerPoint to create a story about a shape and others that it meets during a...
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Tantalizing Tessellations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create rotation templates from cardboard, covering sheets of paper with repeating patterns. They add details to create Escher-type pieces of artwork. They examine transformational geometry on various Web sites.
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Tessellations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students listen to "The Quiltmaker's Gift," and connect it to geometry. They examine tiling, architecture, and carpeting displaying tessellation art. They take photos of tessellations found in their environments and Powerpoint...
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Tantalizing Tessellations Lesson III: Creating a Slide Translation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore tessellations and the artwork of M.C. Escher. They view and discuss a video about M.C. Escher, create a slide template out of cardboard, and create a poster with their tessellation pattern.
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Exploring Geometry with Tangrams

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study polygons and tangrams. They experiment with various polygons and create their own tangrams. They create a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate and explain polygons, symmetry, area and perimeter.
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Mind Your P's and Q's (Polygons and Quilts)

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify the characteristics of a variety of polygons. They construct polygons, calculate the area of polygons, and design a quilt, calculating the amount of fabric needed for their design.
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Making and Comparing 2 and 3 Dimensional Geometric Figures

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars use a computer program to create a two and three dimensional polygons and create congruent figures. They demonstrate slide, flips and turns using the computer program.
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Can You Build Solids? Yes, We Can?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify, investigate, sort, classify, and compare and contrast differences in two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures. They construct three-dimensional figures (polyhedra) by using two-dimensional figures (polygons).
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Obtuse Angles

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders recognize and identify geometric shapes, work with manipulatives to reinforce understanding, and create polygons with various angles to display their knowledge of the different types of angles.
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Two-Dimensional Geometric Shapes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in hands-on activities to explore the shapes in their environment.
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Let's Play Mathematical Baseball

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of spelling geometric terms and words with number prefixes. In this spelling geometric terms and words with number prefixes lesson, students play a game of baseball. Students spell words correctly to advance...
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Perimeter of Rectangles

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Finding the perimeter of a rectangle is easy, and this presentation gives the formula that makes it so. In this short PowerPoint, learners find the perimeter of a given rectangle, after being coached on how to calculate the measurement....