Reflection: High Quality Task Quadrilateral Or Parallellogram? - Section 3: Take Photos and Create Videos


Using student created photos or videos engages the students as they document their learning in real time.  It also created a way for me to assess their understanding of these terms by watching the videos, especially for groups I did not have a chance to observe as they were working.  I also find it interesting to listen to the discussion between the students and their reasoning about a item.

Sometimes when the teacher is not "present" or involved, the authentic conversation reveals more about students understanding.  Because we are not waiting for a specific "correct" answer to a question, even some of my more shy and reserved students were more vocal and animated when creating the videos.  

  Using Student Created Videos
  High Quality Task: Using Student Created Videos
Loading resource...

Quadrilateral Or Parallellogram?

Unit 7: Geometry
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast quadrilaterals and parallelograms with items found in the classroom.

Big Idea: Students discover the differences between quadrilaterals and parallelograms with everyday items found in the classroom.

  Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
  45 minutes
train tracks
Similar Lessons
Finding Rectangles
1st Grade Math » Shapes, Blocks, and Attributes
Big Idea: Students will look for as many rectangles as they can from a given set of shapes. The students will find as many solutions as they can.
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
Thomas Young
What Makes a Shape? Analyzing and Script Writing
3rd Grade Math » Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
Big Idea: Students will use the bat houses we built as examples of various quadrilaterals.
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
Michelle Marcus
Searching for Shapes in Architecture (Day 1)
3rd Grade Math » Geometry in Architecture
Big Idea: Learning the names and attributes of polygons while looking at buildings of the world will make them unforgettable!
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
Jennifer Valentine
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload