Lesson Plan

geometry - quadrilaterals

differences in the different quadrilaterals
Andrew M.
Classroom teacher
university of Missouri St. Louis
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to identify the different quadrilaterals using the properties and pictures with 95% accuracy on a exit slip.

Grades 6 - 8
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1 Hook

Doodle Fit
Free to Try, Paid

Use this game to get the students thinking shapes and get them prepared to learn more about shapes.  It connects with their prior knowledge of what shapes are and could push them to wanting to know what other shapes with lines and corners are out there.  

2 Direct Instruction

Free, Paid

This will allow for movement about information.  It also is not the normal boring slide show.  A teacher can use this to instruct their students on the different properties of the quadrilaterals.  

3 Guided Practice


there is a game at this URL: http://nrich.maths.org/2924 that allows the students to check their understanding of quadrilaterals and also keep the other players in the game honest.  It is a fun and entertaining way to check for understanding. If the students have questions they can ask the other students in their group and then ask the teacher if need be.  

4 Independent Practice

Use this to make quizzes and assessments to give the students the opportunity to show off what they have learned and give them the opportunity to practice what they need to work on.  This can be used as either a formative or summative assessment depending on how a teacher wants to use it.  

5 Wrap-Up

The students can use this to create a video using the terminology from this class in groups and turn it into a video for a future class.  They can do this in groups or individually.  This would be a great tool to use when doing a project-based learning assignment.