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Introduction to Triangles. N. Bekanovic, S. Jordan, N. Moore, A. Prosdocimo. Grade 4/5 Lesson Study #1. What am I?. I can be big or small. You can find me all around. I am made up of three connected lines. I have three vertices I am a polygon. Sailboat. How many triangles can you find?.

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Introduction to triangles

Introduction to Triangles

N. Bekanovic, S. Jordan, N. Moore, A. Prosdocimo

Grade 4/5

Lesson Study #1


What am i
What am I?

I can be big or small.

You can find me all around.

I am made up of three connected lines.

I have three vertices

I am a polygon.


Sailboat
Sailboat

How many triangles can you find?


Church
Church

How many triangles can you find?


Tall building
Tall Building

How many triangles can you find?


3d shape
3D Shape

How many triangles can you find?


Quilt
Quilt

How many triangles can you find?


Ms moore s triangle challenge
Ms. Moore’s Triangle Challenge

PROCEDURE:

(1) You will be divided into partners.

(2) Each pair will be given a bag of pipe cleaners.

(3) Use these pipe cleaners to make different types of triangles.

(4) There are three colours of pipe cleaners. Each colour represents a different length.

(5) You can use any combination of colours.

(6) Work with your partner to create many different triangles.

(7) You will be given THREE minutes to create these triangles.

(8) Display your triangles flat on the table.

DO NOT BEND, TWIST OR ATTACH ANY PIPE CLEANERS.


Time for an observation walk

Time for an Observation Walk

(1) This is a chance to take a closer look at each other’s creations.

(2) Use your eyes only.

(3) Make a mental note of the various triangles you observe.

(4) Discussions will take place later in the lesson.



Equilateral triangle
Equilateral Triangle

A triangle that has all of its sides equal in length



Isosceles triangle
Isosceles Triangle

A triangle that has two sides equal in length




Scalene triangle
Scalene Triangle

A triangle that has no equal sides


Let s look for these triangles
Let’s look for these triangles

Can you find examples of equilateral triangles?

Can you find examples of isosceles triangles?

Can you find examples of scalene triangles?


Time to communicate

Time to Communicate

What is the difference between an equilateral, scalene and isosceles triangle?

Use words and pictures (with symbols) to explain your answer.