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Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life...
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What is a Trapezoid? (Part 2)

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
This collaborative activity investigates the meaning of a trapezoid and a parallelogram. It begins by presenting two different definitions of a trapezoid. Learners are to reason abstractly the difference between the two definitions and...
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Security Cameras

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Catch them in the act of problem solving! Young scholars become security personnel for the day as they use their geometry skills to determine the best placement for security cameras. Given rooms of different shapes, learners must...
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Writing Task 6.G.3 Item 1

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians combine their understanding of polygons and the coordinate plane in this short writing exercise. Looking at five points plotted on a graph, students must explain in writing how they can be used to create a trapezoid...
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Pieces to the Puzzle Fraction Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Four polygons each have a fraction with unlike denominators printed on them. Creative math minds select several shapes to create a design with and then write and solve a math problem involving the addition of all of the fractions...
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Finding Areas of Polygons, Variation 1

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
An exercise in finding the area of polygons by decomposing into triangles and composing into rectangles is the focus of this resource. Make several copies of the worksheet for each participant. Ask learners to use colored pencils to...
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Travel Maps

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Use maps of well-known cities to teach about quadrants in the coordinate plane. Links to maps for: Boston, Chicago, New York, Orlando, and Washington DC are included. There are two student resources also: A graph on which to plot points,...
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What are Interior and Exterior Angles of a Polygon?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Break down interior and exterior angles with this video. Using a pentagon, a teacher demonstrates how to find the interior and exterior angles of a polygon. She goes on to explain a few of the properties of these angles, writing down all...
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Understanding the y-intercept 3

For Students 8th - 9th
In this understanding the y-intercept activity, students solve 13 various problems defining the y-intercept of a line using data tables. They complete the table that illustrates the relationship between the number of sides of a polygon...
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The Very Busy Spider

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Youngsters explore visual arts by participating in a geometry identification activity. They read the book The Very Busy Spider and identify the techniques spiders use to create webs. Have you ever noticed that their webs are geometric...
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Perimeter of a Polygon

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this measurement math instructional activity, elementary schoolers define perimeter and measure the perimeter of common objects. They solve problems using the perimeter formula and complete a related worksheet.
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Symmetry in Polygons

For Students 8th - 10th
Practice identifying and creating symmetrical shapes with this worksheet. For this worksheet, learners identify and draw figures with reflectional and rotational symmetry. They draw all axes of symmetry and complete figures to form...
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Dilations with Matrices

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Examine dilation with matrices with your class. Learners write a conjecture for how the scale factor determines the size of an image. They then use their conjecture to write a matrix multiplication problem for the illustrated triangle...
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Evaluating Expressions

For Students 8th - 9th
In this evaluating expressions activity, learners solve and complete 50 various types of review problems. First, they complete each sentence and define the listed terms. Then, students evaluate each expression for the given values. They...
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Dihedral Figures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers perform transformations. In this web based lesson, students explore dihedral figures. They use the web tools to translate, rotate, and reflect figures. Pupils identify lines of symmetry.
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Finding Perimeter and Area

For Teachers 3rd
What is the difference between perimeter and area? Learners are given paper clips and square tiles to measure the perimeter and area of different polygons. This resource suggests exactly what to say when presenting this material, which...
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Find the Perimeter of a Polygon with More Than 4 Sides

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Perimeter moves beyond squares and rectangles in a lesson on irregular-shaped polygons. The lesson focuses on the strategy of counting and then adding side lengths. Several examples are slowly walked through, giving learners plenty of...
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Shapes and Their Insides

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Learners follow a series of instructions for drawing and coloring different shapes in order to learn the difference between the perimeter and area of a polygon. Then they are asked to find the perimeter and area of a 3x4 rectangular...
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Dancing Polygons and Non-Polygons with Patterns

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study movements. In this dance activity, 2nd graders draw patterns selecting one to represent through movement with their body.
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Ruler and Compass Constructions

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Fourth and fifth graders examine how to construct perpendicular lines and to bisect angles using rulers and compasses in this unit of lessons. They design a number of polygons using these methods.
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Polygon Perimeters

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What are polygons? Learners find the perimeter of various geometric figures that the teacher has drawn in chalk on the sidewalk. A worksheet to record their measurements is provided. Get your third graders outside and exploring the world...
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Comparing Polygons

For Students 1st - 3rd
Compare and contrast polygons with this quick visual worksheet. Learners explore shapes by drawing a different polygon in each of two spaces, then completing a sentence frame which has them compare and contrast the two. For more advanced...
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Connecting With Coordinates

For Teachers K - 2nd
Play a coordinates game to encourage collaborative learning and grid use! Learners plot points on grids and play a game that challenges them to locate a specific point on a coordinate grid by using horizontal and vertical movements.
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Tile Patterns

For Students 10th
In this tile patterns worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include creating patterns on grids. First, they use the pattern in the top grid to draw a figure in the second grid and explain the pattern using...