3 Shape Property Games
This is a series of activities and games closely related to the popular Number Properties Clue Game. In this version, however, the focus is on the properties of quadrilaterals.
The downloadable file (see the attachment link below) includes a set of the 16 quadrilaterals that can be created on a 9-pin pegboard and a set of 22 'property cards'.
Print the set onto card and cut the 16 quadrilaterals and all of the property cards into separate items.
As a preliminary activity, ask two children to work together; they shuffle the property cards and then select six at random. These become labels against which the quadrilateral images are sorted.
One child secretly selects a quadrilateral (the remaining cards are placed aside. His partner then chooses Property cards, and asks questions until she is able to identfy the shape.
The Property cards are shuffled and placed in a face-down pile in the middle of the table. The shape cards are spread out face-up on the table.
Players then take it in turns to reveal the top card on the Property Card pile. The find all of the cards they feel belong to this set and place them in a line in front of them beside the Property card.
The game ends when all of the shape cards have been removed from the centre of the table. The winner is the player with the most shape cards collected in front of them.
Here's a thumbnail image of the 7 page pdf.
We have found that children really enjoy these activites and tend to quickly see ways to adapt them to challenge themselves further. If you use them with your children please let us know how you get on.
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