Reflection: Checks for Understanding Classification of Quadrilaterals - Section 3: Student Practice

Here's an example of a completed practice page: Quadrilateral Practice. This was a great way to check for understanding. I realized the following during this time:

1. The kite was the most difficult quadrilateral for students to identify.

2. Students did a great job realizing that the rectangle that looks like a square is really a rectangle due to the little hashmarks indicating that the figure has two sets of congruent sides instead of all four sides being congruent.

3. Some students struggled with differentiating the rhombus, parallelogram, and rectangle.

If I had the opportunity to teach this lesson again, I would stretch it out over at least three days to build an even deeper conceptual understanding. Unfortunately, we were at the end of the school year and simply ran out of time!

It would be great to explaining how each shape is different from one another. For example, students could write a paragraph in response to this question: How is a parallelogram different from a trapezoid? These types of questions require a higher level of reasoning skills than shape identification.

Checks for Understanding: Realizations

Unit 8: Geometry
Lesson 7 of 7

Big Idea: Students will investigate and classify quadrilaterals by their properties.

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Math, quadrilateral, supplementary angles, angles, Triangles, angles (Constructions), properties of two-dimensional figures, complementary angles, Polygon, shapes, classifying triangles
110 minutes

Kara Nelson

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