Geometry, specifically 2-D shapes, is one of those skills that my students need to practice a lot to remember the definitions and characteristics of the different shapes. To mix up my practice, I like to use these free geometry activities that are super low-prep but still engaging for the students.
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About the Geometry Activities
The students will use the included cube to complete the printable geometry activities. They will roll the cube to roll a shape and use that shape to complete a task. Then they will roll another shape and complete the same task with the new shape.
Here are the different geometry activities:
1. Types of Angles
The students will sketch the shape they rolled and then determine the types of angles the shape is composed of and label them.
2. Right Angles
This activity focuses solely on right angles. The students will sketch the shapes they rolled, determine if the shapes contain right angles, and then prove their answers.
3. What is the Shape?
For this printable, the students will sketch the shape, determine if the shape fits the characteristics to be considered a given shape, and then provide proof.
4. Is It a Quadrilateral?
Just as the name suggests, this printable requires the students to determine if the shape rolled is a quadrilateral or not and then prove their answers.
5. Name the Shape
This activity has the students recording the most specific name for the shape they rolled. Then they will describe the characteristics of that shape.
6. Types of Lines
For this printable, the students will sketch the shape rolled, determine the types of lines the shape has, and then label the types in their sketches.
7. Which Doesn’t Belong?
This is a higher level thinking activity that requires the students to roll and sketch four shapes. Then they will choose one that “doesn’t belong” based on criteria they set. Then they will explain their thinking.
This one is a bit tricky so here is an example:
The student rolls a trapezoid, a pentagon, a parallelogram, and a square. They write that the pentagon does not belong because it does not have parallel lines.
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