# Properties of Figures

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The lesson introduces students to the variety of ways in which shapes and figures can be classified.  For example, triangles can be classified by angles or by sides.  Vocabulary relevant to figure classification is included in the lesson, such as scalene and rectangle, along with many others.  Illustrations accompany the definitions so you can provide visual aides for your students.

## Properties of Figures Lesson Plan Includes:

• Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
• Instructional Content Pages about Properties of Figures
• Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on comparing and contrasting Properties of Figures
• Common Core State Standards

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### Description

The lesson introduces students to the variety of ways in which shapes and figures can be classified.  For example, triangles can be classified by angles or by sides.  Vocabulary relevant to figure classification is included in the lesson, such as scalene and rectangle, along with many others.  Illustrations accompany the definitions so you can provide visual aides for your students.

#### Classroom Instructions:

1. Begin by explaining to students that figures have characteristics that make each of them unique and special just like people.
2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of figures and their properties in order to help them practice the new information.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
3. Introduce the notes on properties of figures. Have students practice problems using their notes.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
4. Have students practice problems using the flow chart.
5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually or in pairs to solve the mystery questions.  Copy on colored paper and cut into cards or print on index cards for reusable sets of mystery questions.
6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the flow chart.
8. In closing, ask students to share a unique characteristic about themselves.
9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.B.3, CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.B.4

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session