Interactive notebooks are beneficial to students, but can be time consuming to create. The good news is they don’t have to be. Interactive notes don’t have to be complicated. Here’s one way to turn a printable classification chart into easy-peasy interactive vocabulary notes. This quadrilateral vocabulary activity requires very little prep time and it’s FREE!
Teaching students to distinguish between the different types of quadrilaterals can be challenging. Students can’t rely on just learning what a shape looks like. They need to truly understand why a shape is defined the way it is. I needed a kid friendly way for my students to study quadrilateral vocabulary.
Luckily, I found this neat quadrilateral classification chart freebie on Mrs. Lyon’s blog. Instead of handing this handy chart out to my students to stick into their math folders to forget about, I modified this resource to create interactive notes that my students could use to study important math vocabulary.
Easy Steps for Modifying this chart
Trim off the margins, then cut out the title and cut off the note at the bottom.
Fold over the name section and cut it into strips to create flaps.
Glue all the pieces into your journals.
There you have it – a fast, quick and FREE resource for your math journals.
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Interactive Notes For Geometry
By making a few minor adjustments to this printable, my students were able to create interactive notes to help them practice learning the types of quadrilaterals. Now my students can quiz themselves. They look at the shape, name the characteristics of the shape, and state the shape name. Afterwards they lift the flap to check their answers.
I love how simple it is to modify this quadrilateral chart for interactive notebooks. If you are looking for more ideas for geometry vocabulary notes, check out this post. These interactive notes require a bit more work to create, but they are well worth the time!