This idea has been rolling around in my head, especially when I’m on the elliptical working out, so I’m excited to try it out with students.
The idea behind this activity is to get students to think about the properties of quadrilaterals. There are so many rules to remember and there isn’t a ton of application. I know what you are thinking, then why are we teaching it? Well, it’s still one of our state standards and it’s on the ACT/SAT test, and there is some great logical thinking that happens during this unit.
They will create a comic with two quadrilaterals. In the comic, they must work at least 3 properties for each quadrilateral into the story. The characters are the quadrilaterals themselves.
I wanted this to be 8.5 x 11 so we can put it in iBooks or Kindle when we are finished. Wait, you didn’t know you could do that? Never fear, the instructions are listed below.
I created my own template but I also share others that I have altered and some that aren’t altered but you can use if you don’t care about making it an actual book.
I will begin this with students tomorrow so I will update this with students samples once I have them. Here is an example comic I made to show students.
I have also created the activity sheet that I will post in Canvas. I plan to introduce this after our Geogebra Exploration and then give them the entire unit to complete it.
Once your comic completed, you can go to File-Download as PDF. I move this to my GoogleDrive. On you phone or iPad, go to the file in Drive and click the 3 dots in the corner. Click open in and scroll to the end of your apps where is says more. Once you select more, Kindle and iBooks are both an option. It won’t work with Kindle if the file is too big.
I have some additional tips and tricks for creating comics on infinitelyteaching.com. Check out that post for more ideas.
Let me know if you use this idea. I love to see the creations from other classrooms.
4 thoughts on “Quadrilateral Comics”
THANK YOU, MANDI!! I LOVE learning from you, and I so appreciate how you share your ideas and resources. Thank you! As a second year teacher at a continuation high school, your ideas are so helpful! I definitely adapt them for my students, but they seem like the students will be able to enjoy math more with these ideas. Thank you!
Bowman High School
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On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 9:46 AM Make Math Not Suck wrote:
> Mandi posted: ” This idea has been rolling around in my head, especially > when I’m on the elliptical working out, so I’m excited to try it out with > students. The idea behind this activity is to get students to think about > the properties of quadrilaterals. There are so” >
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Thank you for sharing this. My goal is to help teachers. You made my day!
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