Name shapes 3 | |
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Description | |
Exercise Name: | Name shapes 3 |
Math Missions: | Early math Math Mission |
Types of Problems: | 1 |
The first instance of Name shapes 3 is under the Early math Math Mission. This exercise introduces the names of basic geometric shapes and practices recognizing some of their defining characteristics.
Types of Problems
There is essentially one type of problem in this exercise:
- Select all of the type of shape: This problem specifies a shape and asks the student to select all of that type of shape from the multiple select list.
Strategies
This exercise is easy to attain accuracy badges, but due to the time it takes to select multiple shapes the speed badges should be considered medium at this time.
- The problem asks for the following shapes: circle, trapezoid, square, rectangle, rhombus and hexagon.
- The hexagon prompt will only have pictures of regular hexagons, so user does not need to count the sides on odd-shapes.
- There always seems to be at least 2 selections and at most 4 selections needed to complete the problem.
- On the trapezoid prompt there is one sneaky yellow pentagon that can look like a trapezoid if user is going too quickly. See the top option in the graphic on this page.
Real-life Applications
- The ancient Egyptians from over 4000 years ago were very good at shapes and geometry. Every time the Nile burst its banks and flooded the planes, they had to use geometry to measure their gardens and fields all over again.
- Architects use shapes to construct houses and skyscrapers.