Students learn about describing quadrilaterals using their special features. More able students are challenged to identify a shape from its properties. Less able students are encouraged to sketch the shape and then identify the key features.
At the start of the lesson students recap the properties of triangles. In the main part of the lesson they learn what makes one quadrilateral different from another. At the end of the lesson they are all challenged to sketch and name a shapes from its properties.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to describe how a rectangle is similar to a parallelogram and a rhombus is similar to a square.
- Most students should be able to describe a quadrilateral using its special properties.
- Some students should be able to identify a quadrilateral from its unique geometrical properties.