My fourth graders struggle with knowing what is a polygon and what is not a polygon.
I’ve found that if students have had little experience with irregular polygons, then they have the misconception that only familiar shapes (regular trapezoid, regular hexagon, regular decagon, etc.) are polygons.
What I’m excited for them to learn is that polygons include many more figures and that they will not always look the same. For example, a hexagon can be represented in many different forms.
I created a simple little polygon sorting game for my students to get additional practice. I would LOVE to share it with you…
– Originally posted on Teaching Blog Addict