Reflection: Lesson Planning Practice with Polygons - Section 1: Opener


For this lesson I felt as though it was very important to start with showing students a simple example of hierarchy.  I took something easy, fruits and vegetables, and put it into the context of what the students would be tackling during their math lesson.  I wanted them to fully grasp the concept of hierarchies before beginning the activity today.

I consider this to be almost a preemptive strike for today's lesson.  I did not want students struggling with the concept of a hierarchy.  I wanted them exclusively focused on the relationships between attributes of polygons. 

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Practice with Polygons

Unit 7: Geometry
Lesson 10 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to classify two-dimensional shapes using a hierarchy.

Big Idea: It's a square! No, it's a rhombus-rectangle-parallelogram-quadrilateral-polygon!

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