Polygon Capture: A Geometry Game This grades 5-8 activity requires students to classify polygons according to more than one property at a time. So students must move from a simple description of shapes to an analysis of how properties are related, all in the context of an enjoyable game. NCTM Publication-Based Lesson Plans are adapted from NCTM's journals. This lesson plan, by William Carroll, appeared in the October 1998 edition of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
Totally Tessellated Simply browsing this site is not enough if you want to really understand why tessellations work and how to create your tessellations. Make use of the many hands-on activities and templates provided in this site for your personal exploration of tessellations. For these, you will need access to a printer.