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Explore angles and two-dimensional figures! Measure geometric shapes and design an original stained glass image.
Provide each student a square piece of black paper or poster board.
Instruct the students to draw two perpendicular lines from each corner of the square, creating two triangles.
Ask the students to divide the triangles in half by drawing two perpendicular lines through the square in the shape of a plus sign. Encourage the students to continue to divide the shapes in half to create a grid.
Once students complete their grids, ask them to begin measuring shapes starting with the center of the grid. Instruct them to color the shapes with Crayola® Gel Markers. Encourage your students to add a variety of shapes in a symmetrical pattern balanced on each side of the square.
Once each student’s grid is completely filled in with shapes, ask them to use a Crayola® Classic Black marker to outline each shape to create the finishing touch on their “stained glass.”
When work is complete, pose the question: Can you identify two-dimensional geometric shapes and locate parallel and perpendicular lines in your work?
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