tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post7643636564630203325..comments2020-03-27T06:15:13.808-05:00Comments on Mrs. E Teaches Math: How I Teach the Quadrilateral Family TreeMrs. E Teaches Mathhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comBlogger23125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-8806436289551215682019-04-07T10:22:01.956-05:002019-04-07T10:22:01.956-05:00You could probably avoid the incest idea all toget...You could probably avoid the incest idea all together if you related it to crossing plants rather than people having babies. The same generation of plants cross-pollinate all the time, and that's something they've probably learned about in any basic heredity class. Camihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00616014230565847225noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-13616177660950422262019-02-10T05:55:47.473-06:002019-02-10T05:55:47.473-06:00Also, I do an in-depth symmetry unit in the beginn...Also, I do an in-depth symmetry unit in the beginning of the course. That makes it MUCH easier for the students to work with the properties of quadrilaterals--most students can 'see' the properties and don't need to memorize them.Pam Richmondhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08289667890941104285noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-18414051601501650332019-02-10T05:51:56.616-06:002019-02-10T05:51:56.616-06:00I've used this same story for decadess--even i...I've used this same story for decadess--even in a private church school for a couple of years--and I have to say that it does indeed help get and keep the kids' attention!Pam Richmondhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08289667890941104285noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-81653303043312662512018-09-24T03:03:39.100-05:002018-09-24T03:03:39.100-05:00I wonder why so many teachers accept to mix inclus...I wonder why so many teachers accept to mix inclusive and exclusive definitions. Current knowledge on didactics already show that this is one of the biggest explanation to confusion and misconception in geometry for students.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-105945377213901722018-09-07T23:00:41.672-05:002018-09-07T23:00:41.672-05:00You can throw a right trapezoid in. I normally do...You can throw a right trapezoid in. I normally don't teach it as anything different. We don't have a special name for a kite with a right angle either.Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-67944588052869309662018-09-07T22:59:10.228-05:002018-09-07T22:59:10.228-05:00I actually do the family tree at the end of the un...I actually do the family tree at the end of the unit. I do parallelogram; rhombus, rectangle and square; trapezoid and kite. Of course, I have review days in there.Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-18099426246038591572018-05-22T21:14:13.553-05:002018-05-22T21:14:13.553-05:00How about the right trapezoid?How about the right trapezoid?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-23770309636152276662018-01-25T12:00:13.750-06:002018-01-25T12:00:13.750-06:00thank you for sharing this <3thank you for sharing this <3keep goinghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02074504382983980117noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-11425483088558438082017-10-14T02:32:23.663-05:002017-10-14T02:32:23.663-05:00that's so interesting, thanks for sharing :)that's so interesting, thanks for sharing :)Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15799204949986096907noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-39948964932993067562017-03-05T07:25:28.482-06:002017-03-05T07:25:28.482-06:00Kite and Parallelogram had a baby called Rombus :D...Kite and Parallelogram had a baby called Rombus :DCimorenehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05262697819499570461noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-47690321133220715272017-03-05T07:10:17.807-06:002017-03-05T07:10:17.807-06:00I teach 3rd grade in Tennessee and my students are...I teach 3rd grade in Tennessee and my students are required to know and be able to draw quadrilaterals that match specific categories (i.e. draw a quadrilateral that has one right angle and one set of parallel sides). I've not thought of teaching shapes using the "family tree" method before; great idea! I will note that I also use the inclusive definition of trapezoid (as outlined in the Euler's Diagram on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrilateral#/media/File:Euler_diagram_of_quadrilateral_types.svg ) so I think my tree might have some more cousins :)Cimorenehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05262697819499570461noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-66541481412781833632017-02-24T15:54:42.996-06:002017-02-24T15:54:42.996-06:00I use the inclusive definition of a Trapezoid: a q...I use the inclusive definition of a Trapezoid: a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides with my students. It makes more sense that a parallelogram is really just a special trapezoid. Then it will follow that a Rectangle is really a special isosceles trapezoid. Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00783236302706677800noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-99080871266988692017-01-29T10:43:45.975-06:002017-01-29T10:43:45.975-06:00My kids act like this is so so terrible but they a...My kids act like this is so so terrible but they actually love hearing it and it is the only thing I have discovered so far that makes them remember that a square is part of both the rectangle and the rhombuslervinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03234162903472761314noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-40929894273884932192016-11-15T04:56:20.854-06:002016-11-15T04:56:20.854-06:00Great story, I am writing a lesson on the quad fam...Great story, I am writing a lesson on the quad family and this story made me smile!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-59267089928947274592016-05-19T08:41:53.372-05:002016-05-19T08:41:53.372-05:00I teach in VA and I have my kids imagine that we a...I teach in VA and I have my kids imagine that we are in the mountains and that we are hillbillies. I was wondering the order you teach this in? I have my kids add to their family tree as we got through each quadrilateral. In the past, I spread it over 3 days (we have 90 min blocks), doing the properties first and then going into using algebra in the same day. If you go through this whole story do you teach all the properties in one day?Beckynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-88737273922312411222016-05-11T16:07:42.174-05:002016-05-11T16:07:42.174-05:00This is awesome. I think this will really help my ...This is awesome. I think this will really help my class! Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-38750618620166876632016-02-25T18:34:18.694-06:002016-02-25T18:34:18.694-06:00Thanks! Cute story and helped a lot!Thanks! Cute story and helped a lot!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-91060754630742750782016-01-18T11:15:01.312-06:002016-01-18T11:15:01.312-06:00Cuter than cute! Love it, thanks for sharing; will...Cuter than cute! Love it, thanks for sharing; will definitely be sharing with my students! :)Natashahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05534167183656631077noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-22570185163187174572015-11-05T05:58:12.594-06:002015-11-05T05:58:12.594-06:00Thanks a lot! Thanks a lot! Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-69579197693536824112015-07-09T18:10:43.711-05:002015-07-09T18:10:43.711-05:00Yep, it is! That's what actually keeps my stu...Yep, it is! That's what actually keeps my students interested in the story and helps them remember :)Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-44626874935248446372015-07-09T06:25:04.776-05:002015-07-09T06:25:04.776-05:00rhombus and rectangle are siblings...how can they ...rhombus and rectangle are siblings...how can they have a child! incest?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-56760280465142532832015-03-14T09:15:07.024-05:002015-03-14T09:15:07.024-05:00That's interesting! Thanks for sharing!That's interesting! Thanks for sharing!Mrs. E Teaches Mathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14333418485408024108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8268773079578019071.post-29642750680546560122015-02-09T07:50:39.098-06:002015-02-09T07:50:39.098-06:00If you haven't already seen it, you might enjo...If you haven't already seen it, you might enjoy the hexagon version that Chris Danielson wrote about:<br /><a href="https://christopherdanielson.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/the-hierarchy-of-hexagons/" rel="nofollow">Heirarchy of Hexagons</a>.<br /><br />It was inspired by his antipathy toward the quadrilateral family tree so, if you love the classification of quadrilaterals, just get past his complaining and you will see something rather cool we can do with our students.Joshuahttp://3jlearneng.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.com