- Tina Dittrich
- Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Quadrilateral Attributes: 2-Way and 3-Way Venn Diagrams
Today we worked with geometric attributes using Venn Diagrams. Today's lesson came from the book: Navigating through Geometry in Grades 3.5
We used the activity "Roping in Quadrilaterals". I made large venn diagrams (2-way and 3-way). I labeled the diagrams with geometric attributes and gave the kids 16 shapes to sort using those attributes. Each table had a venn diagram to work with. They were given 8 minutes to sort their shapes. They then used paper venn diagrams to show their work. Then we switched tables and worked with a different venn diagram.
One new concept we had to learn to work with was adjacent sides.
It was a very active, fun, higher thinking activity that was perfect to end our week and lead into Spring Break! See you on March 17!