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Shape Up!  Using Food to Learn About Polygons

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This podcast is part of the series: Shape Up!


Kathleen, Te'Keven, Doris, Hunter, Kaitlyn, Tucker, Kylie, Tracy


Banks School

Pike County Schools


This podcast is based on a section of Shape UP!  Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons  written by David A. Adler.  Students use slices of bread to make polygons, ranging from quadrilaterals to decagons.  A review of the names of the polygons is included.  It is designed to be viewed after the book is read to students and before they begin the hands-on activity.

Length: 03:27

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Content Areas: Math

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

MA2015 (4)
23. Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement. [4-MD5]
a. An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a "one-degree angle" and can be used to measure angles. [4-MD5a]
b. An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees. [4-MD5b]
MA2015 (4)
27. Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles. [4-G2]
MA2015 (5)
25. Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. [5-G3]
Example: All rectangles have four right angles, and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
MA2015 (5)
26. Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5-G4]

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