Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Attributes of Quadrilaterals - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


My students often have difficulty understanding that a quadrilateral can fit into several different classifications. Because of this, I often need more time to reinforce their knowledge of the properties of quadrilaterals than I would prefer to spend. But, it is important that we review these properties as we prepare to write proofs about parallelograms (G.CO.11) and students must be very familiar with the properties in order to proceed. The charts created in this lesson, help the students actually see how the quadrilaterals are related to each other and helps them to learn the properties. 

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Attributes of Quadrilaterals

Unit 9: Proofs about Parallelograms
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify properties of quadrilaterals

Big Idea: Students review vocabulary associated with quadrilaterals and create a graphic organizer showing the properties of quadrilaterals.

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Math, Geometry, Proofs, logic, quadrilaterals, reasoning and proof, properties of polgygons
  45 minutes
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