S R Ms. Luna’s Classroom Newsletter

John Drugan
Week of
February 15th, 2016
Ms. Luna’s Classroom Newsletter
Dear Family,
Your child is learning about geometry. In addition to learning about basic figures (such as
points, lines, and planes), he or she will be asked to determine the approximate measure
of an angle to the nearest whole number of degrees and to draw an angle given its
measure. Your child will also use this understanding to identify types of triangles and to
classify other two-dimensional figures. Here is a game you can play to review the figures
your child has learned.
Home-School Connection:
Find the Geometric Figure
Materials: 22 index cards, a pencil
Step 1 On index cards, write the following terms, one per card, so that there are 2 cards
with each shape: equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle,
scalene triangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, square, rectangle, rhombus,
acute angle, obtuse angle, right angle.
Step 2 Shuffle the cards and place them facedown.
Step 3 Players take turns choosing a card, reading the term on the card aloud, and then
thinking of a real-world example of the figure. If the player can correctly identify a realworld example that illustrates the figure, he or she keeps the card. If the player cannot
think of an example, he or she places the card in a discard pile. Then it is the next
player’s turn.
The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner!