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Polygon Quilt

Objective

According to NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, students in grades 3-5 should be able to investigate, describe, and reason about the results of subdividing, combining, and transforming shapes. In this activity students practice these skills and use 4 adjacent right triangles to create as many different polygons as possible.

The Task

Students attempt to earn more points than an opponent by coloring in more four-piece polygons on the game board.

Materials

Procedure

square:

triangle:

rectangle:

parallelogram:
1 point

2 points

3 points

4 points
Polygon Quilt

Playing Grid

Quilt 1 Quilt 1

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