So, I just have to tell you about the best mini-project I have EVER done.  EVER.  It was awesome!
Friday was our last day of school before Thanksgiving break.  We usually have TONS of absences that day and have shortened class periods.  Last year, only half of my students were present.  So in Geometry Honors, I decided to give our unit test over Quadrilaterals on Thursday, and doing a little project on Friday.

I actually gave very little guidance on this project.  I told my kids that they needed to choose a quadrilateral and create a dating profile or a social media page for that quadrilateral (dating profile, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  They needed to include 10 facts about quadrilaterals.  I told them that they would get 10 points (two homework grades) if they included all the facts and it looked nice, and they would get a sticker if it was extra awesome.  No rubric and very few guidelines - I just wanted to see what they would come up with.

Their projects were amazing.  I love them.  I wanted to share what they came up with :)  I will definitely do this project every year that I teach geometry.  In fact, I might bulk it up a little bit to make it into a bigger project that’s worth a quiz grade.

Other great quotes:
Square:  “I’m a quadrilateral with all angles and all sides congruent.  I’m hot because I’m the best of both worlds.”
Square:  “I’m not looking for rhombuses or rectangles because they look too similar to my family with their congruent sides.  I want a more exotic shape.  However, if you don’t have four sides and your angles don’t add to 360, forget it!”
“All my angles sum to 360.  #beat that triangle”
“Isosceles trapezoid has congruent diagonals.  #TwinningTuesday”
Square:  “I can be ya’ll, but ya’ll can’t be me. @rectangle @rhombus”
Rectangle:  “I’ve got all the right angles #LOL #punny”
“That moment when… you realize you’re an awesome kite with perpendicular diagonals, but can’t fly.”
“I’m looking for a trapezoid, because I like big bases and cannot lie.”

Trapezoid:  “I’ve got a rockin’ bod with exactly one pair of parallel sides.”

1. This is so adorable! I would love to give a project like this to my students...How did you introduce it? I'm not sure how to get my students to be as creative and factual as yours...

2. I have honors students. In my experience, they tend to have better quality projects like this. I didn't use a rubric and was very loosey goosey with it. You could make a rubric where you assign each property a certain number of points. I let my students verbally ask me if a statement "counted". It gave me a chance to nix something like, "I have four sides". Also, I gave various prizes and extra points for creativity (and told them so before hand). It will surprise you which students are the creative ones!

3. This project is incredible!!

4. I really love this project! Thank you for uploading this!God Bless you!

5. I have done a children's book/mystery short story/comic book choice project with quadrilaterals before, but this is a great new option. Did you ever bulk up your project or create a rubric?

6. I was just looking for a project for the day before Thanksgiving break. I wanted to do the test on Thursday, like you did. Thanks so much for this. I will be doing this for my Geometry class also.

7. I just found your site and I am thrilled you have SECONDARY MATH HELP!! I love all your stuff, but I stole this just this week and did it with technology (I found websites for FB, Twitter and Snapcrap) and introduced it with a crazy fake text message app also.
Thank you so much for blogging and SHARING what you have done!!