We began our lesson by playing Kahoot! Our topic was "Quadrilaterals." Each statement was to be answered with "Always," "Sometimes," or "Never." This was intended to be a formative assessment that also got their brains working (hard to do when we have the Daylight Savings change). The statements I gave to the students were:
- A square is a rectangle.
- A square is a rhombus.
- A rhombus is a parallelogram.
- A kite is a parallelogram when it is a rhombus.
- A rectangle is a square.
- A parallelogram has one pair of obtuse angles.
- A parallelogram is a rectangle.
- A rhombus is a square.
- A kite has four right angles.
- A trapezoid has no parallel sides.
- A quadrilateral has four acute angles.
- A trapezoid is a parallelogram.
After we finished our warm-up, we took some notes on quadrilaterals and their critical attributes.
To hear my lesson describing the critical attributes of quadrilaterals, parallelograms (rectangles, square, rhombus) and trapezoids, please watch the video: Quadrilaterals. After taking our notes, I gave each student a copy of "Quadrilateral Pieces" that I found in Navigating Through Geometry in Grades 3-5 from NCTM. Then, using a page from our math textbook, students classified the quadrilaterals and placed them on a Venn-Diagram.
Finally, students went back to the Google Classroom, opened a form I had sent them, and answered:
Explain why the circle for parallelograms does not
Once the math lesson was complete, students got onto Think Through Math. We have 5 weeks until our STAAR test, so students have 5 weeks to achieve their Think30! The goal is going to Chuck E Cheese and a movie in May!