Education Technology

Exploring the Black Box of Quadrilaterals

Activity Overview

The exploration will begin with students dragging the quadrilateral given to them about the screen. Initially, they will be asked to simply identify the quadrilateral's type by sight. This will require simply a visual recognition of the quadrilaterals parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, trapezoid, and kite. Next students will be asked to identify as many properties about the shape as possible and verify them using the tool.

Before the Activity

Download the TNS file and make it available to students. Make copies of the student handout if desired.

During the Activity

Have students work through the activity using the TNS file provided.