Geometry Scavenger Hunt

Subject
Math

Author
Lisa Castaneda, Math Teacher

School / Organization, City and State / Province
Shoreline, WA

Grade Level
4th or 5th

Common Core Standards Met:

  • Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles
  • 4.G.1. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures
  • 4.G.2. Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles
  • 4.G.3. Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties
  • 5.G.3. Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles
  • 5.G.4. Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties

Time Needed
One to two class periods.

Objective(s)

What kinds of geometry can we find/create using the Puzzle Maker?

  • Students will utilize proper geometric vocabulary to properly describe attributes and shapes within the test chamber
  • Students will describe geometric relationships between objects (example parallel lines)
  • Students will explain and defend their reasoning for how various assets in the test chamber exemplify geometric concepts
  • Students will enhance their spatial reasoning skills by creating

Summary
This lesson can be a great introductory lesson or an assessment lesson in a basic elementary unit on geometry. In a scavenger hunt type format, students must demonstrate their understanding of geometric terminology. Using a test chamber, students will select objects, place them and modify the room in order to correctly demonstrate their understanding of geometric concepts. Through screenshots, first person play, discussion and partner work students will explain and defend their thinking about 2-D and 3-D geometric concepts.

Vocabulary
A suggested list of vocabulary is given below in the scavenger hunt list. Obviously this can be modified to meet individual needs within the classroom.

Teacher Materials Needed
If possible, a computer that will allow you to project the Puzzle Maker for class discussion purposes.

Student Materials Needed

  • The Puzzle Maker

Lesson Plan
Download Geometric Scavenger Hunt