Math

We have had a blast this week exploring shapes, but when this game came out the boys were absolutely thrilled.

We began by reviewing each shape and their characteristics. I decided to make an anchor chart similar to what I used to make with my 4th graders when we did our geometry unit. Surprisingly this made more sense to my 5 year old. (Well actually he turned 6 on Sunday, so I guess I have to start calling him my six year old). I don’t think he had quite got the concept that a square is always a parallelogram, but when he saw the chart the light bulb came on. He was able to see that a parallelogram had three x’s, and that a square had those three x’s too. Therefore, a square is a parallelogram. We did this with the other shapes, and I loved seeing him catch on and start doing comparing on his own.

After what was suppose to be a quick review, but turned into a long discussion (don’t you love it when that happens?) we jumped into the game.

At some point in our lives we have all played BINGO, so I won’t go into tons of details. They had their Quadrilateral Family Tree/ Interactive Notebook out, and the chart we had just made. Obviously they had their bingo sheets and  game markers, and I had the clues.

The “hardest” part of this BINGO game is that there are MANY answers for each clue, so I highly recommend playing in a small group setting. For example, you may tell your students to find a shape with 2 pair of parallel lines. Well, we all know that they could cover up a square, rhombus, rectangle, or a parallelogram. Even the card that says rectangle can have two answers. Remember a square is always a rectangle.

All our work with quadrilaterals has started to pay off, and I can tell that N is starting to understand the vocabulary and put it all together. I also loved how he went to the chart when he couldn’t remember which shape matched a clue.

C, my four year old, is still working on recognizing the shapes, but this game worked for him too. After N would figure out the answer, I would simple say to C,  “You can cover up a square or a rectangle.”

He would then find the shape and cover one up. He is still hearing all the other conversations, so next year when I’m expecting a little more from him he will have background knowledge to pull from.

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## 13 thoughts on “Quadrilateral Bingo”

1. This looks great! I’ve pinned for later x #sharewithme

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2. Such a great idea! Thanks for linking this up. Definitely sharing!

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3. The chart is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Beti

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1. You are welcome. Thanks for visiting us and leaving a comment!!!

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4. What a great way to learn and have fun as a family together. I used to love family game night and if you are learning in the process why not? Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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