by Robert Jansen, Dallastown High School

Students will be researching the various characteristics of quadrilaterals to compare and contrast the shapes and make distinctions on what shape is being described.

Teacher Introduction

"Practicing geometry is boring!" 

This is something any geometry teacher may have heard from time to time.  This type of math class requires more studying and memorization than other types of math, but students sometimes lack the enthusiasm and motivation to study and practice using the knowledge they have acquired in class. 

This lesson is designed as a one period or overnight activity to encourage students to read about, explore, and manipulate several types of quadrilaterals.  The intent is to allow students to peruse several sites dealing with quadrilaterals on their own, then allow them to use that information to make conclusions about the situations described.