At this point, students had a good handle on the meaning on these new geometry terms. So, we took it one step further by looking for these new mathematical terms in our names! Each student had their name printed in all capital letter and needed to look for all the different attributes in their name. For some of my students with longer names, this was quite the challenge. However, I was blown away with how many geometric attributes they were able to find. Students didn't stop after finding just one feature per letter! It was awesome to watch my students discover what attributes were in their own name and in their classmates’ names.
This was a great launch for students into the next part of our unit, which focuses on sorting polygons by their different attributes.