With my "big" kids, we have been working on classifying triangles as well as perimeter and area of polygons.
|Classifying Triangles Anchor Chart|
|Types of Triangles Activity|
It's easy to explain, super speedy prep, and you don't need many materials. You just need the game board, two dice, and two markers to keep track of where each player is. The students roll the dice, find the sum of the two numbers, then divide the number shown on the game board by the sum of the dice (the numbers get increasingly higher as they move through the board). The student whose turn it is solves the problem (we did it on whiteboards, and I had BOTH students solve it to make sure the answers matched and they were always doing math) and whatever the remainder is tells how many spaces they get to move. SO clever, and SUCH fun!
You can download this Moving Remainders freebie from Laura (and MANY others in her freebie file cabinet) HERE.
We are continuing to work on area and perimeter, and we just started reading The Phantom Tollbooth! Some of my favorite things to teach are coming up. :)
Happy Hump Day!