Students will be able to describe and name the different types of polygons and identify their characteristics.

Materials

Whiteboard or chalkboard

Drawing paper and pencils for each student

Examples of different polygons (e.g. triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons)

Warm-up

Ask students if they have ever heard of polygons before.

Ask them to share any ideas they might have about polygons.

Write their ideas on the board or chalkboard.

Direct Instruction

Explain that a polygon is a shape with straight sides and angles.

Show the students some examples of different types of polygons, such as triangles, squares, and hexagons.

Ask the students to identify the number of sides and angles for each polygon.

Discuss the characteristics of each polygon, including the number of sides and angles, and any properties or characteristics unique to each type of polygon.

Guided Practice

Show the students more examples of polygons and have them work in pairs to identify the number of sides and angles for each polygon.

Have the students share their answers with the class and discuss any differences or similarities in their answers.

Introduce the concept of polygon trivia and have the students work in pairs to quiz each other on the characteristics of different types of polygons.

Have the students share their trivia knowledge with the class and discuss any misconceptions or additional knowledge they gained from the trivia game.

Practice Test

Have the students work in pairs to complete a practice test on polygons, including identifying the number of sides and angles for each polygon and answering questions about the characteristics of different types of polygons.

Have the students share their answers with the class and discuss any incorrect answers or mistakes they made on the test.

Review any missed concepts and procedures, and wrap up the lesson with a class discussion on the importance of paying attention to detail and learning a subject thoroughly before moving on to the next one.

Independent Practice

Have the students work in pairs to create their own interactive polygon scavenger hunt.

Have the students choose at least 5 polygons to include in their scavenger hunt and identify the number of sides and angles for each one.

Have the students design a poster or handout to include the instructions for their scavenger hunt and the answers to the questions.

Have the students present their scavenger hunts to the class and check for accuracy and comprehension.

Closure

Review the names and definitions of the different types of polygons.

Ask the students to share something they learned about polygons during the lesson.

Assessment

Observe the students during the independent practice to see if they can create accurate polygons.

Collect and review the students' posters or photos to assess their understanding of the different types of polygons.

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