# Greedy triangle writing activity for 3rd

Do you have a pile of broken crayons lying around? Standards K.

Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles. It also supports the 5th grade Common Core Standards where students need to understand attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.

### The greedy triangle printable

He's not satisfied, and his journey continues from the three sided, three angled shape of the triangle all the way to a dodecagon, 12 sides and 12 angles. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. There was an error submitting your subscription. To make it cross-curricular, have students write a new version of The Greedy Triangle using changing angle measurements instead of changing sides. Send Me Math Tips! A few heads shook no and a few whispered comments about "That's talking behind someones back. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Introduction This is one of my favorite lessons, okay one of many of my favorite lessons and was originally created by my teammate, Cathy Mooney. Of course not! If you have older kids, there are also some discussion questions to get them thinking about their findings and hopefully starting to put into words what they learned! If they come up with an idea or hypothesis, let them try it out! Extended Learning As students get older, they will apply angle measurements to polygons, understanding the sum of the angle measurements of a triangle is always degrees.

I challenged them to try and define a triangle and show me what it looks like. There is no one alive who is youer than you. Create trickier rules with more groups, multiple rules at once, or more complex shapes. On page one I ask students about the setting of the story - because I want them to be thinking about possible settings for the story writing they will do later.

After reading, challenge groups to create a poster that shows the relationship of different shapes, particularly in the quadrilaterals category.

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