Penguins and Polygons

Ribbons, recipes and RhymesRichi over at Ribbons, Recipes, and Rhymes has recently created some cute penguin clipart

She invited me to use her creations to create a product to share with others.  My students are currently elbows deep into a Geometry study.  I thought putting penguins and polygons together would make a perfect pair.  I created a polygon sort:

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In the activity, students take 24 penguin cards that have various shapes on the penguin bellies.  The students sort them into two piles: polygons and NOT polygons.  When my students are discussing the shapes that are NOT polygons, I have them verbally state why they are not polygons.  I find that by doing this, they are reinforcing their knowledge of what makes a shape a polygon. 

Since this is a new creation, I would love to give away a copy of the file for free to one of my followers.  Just leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite games or activities your students enjoy while learning about geometry.  I will pick one winner on Tuesday.

Head on over to Richi's Penguin Party and see where her adorable penguins will be popping up next!


Cherie said...

You will never go wrong with sorts using real-life objects! That's my favorite activity with my kids.

Janine said...

I have my students make a geometrical playground 3D project. It has always been a hit!

Mrs. Leeby said...

We just love using shapes to create animals and other fun objects!

Learning With Mrs. Leeby

Richi Reynolds said...

Thanks for linking up, Storie! I love your product. I also grabbed your button (hope you don't mind!). :)

Teach With Laughter said...

My students enjoy creating pictures with pattern blocks behind a 'wall' and trying to get their partner to recreate it on the other side by following oral directions. They LOVE it!
Teach With Laughter

Storie said...

Thanks for all the great ideas. You are all winners in my book :) I'll be sending each of you this packet soon so check your inbox.

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