 ```Properties of Quadrilaterals
Use this grid:
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While learning the properties of quadrilaterals
As a review after learning properties of quadrilaterals
I will usually fill this in as we are studying the properties. (Obviously you can teach the
properties any way you feel, this is just a summary sheet.) That way the students have a study
sheet as they learn all the properties. I have students put a big X in the box if the property is
true.
Because of the fact that I like to use this as we are learning about all quadrilaterals, the
properties are in a specific order.
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The
The
The
The
first 5 properties pertain to the parallelogram.
next 2 properties pertain to the rectangle
next 3 properties pertain to the rhombus
last property is to only be used with the trapezoids
After making all the properties of the parallelogram, I have students draw a thick line all the
way across the sheet after the 5th property. We write “parallelogram” in the margin to denote
anything above that line with those 5 properties is a parallelogram. (See attached student
sheet for reference.)
I continue this process with the rectangle and the rhombus. I have the students make thick
lines and denote in the margin which apply to the rectangle and the rhombus. (See attached
student sheet for reference.)
When we get to the trapezoids and kite, they quickly see that these properties are not so
organized. (We have good discussion as to how when one property falls apart it has an impact on
the figure.) For these, I have the students write things like “SOME” or “ONE PAIR” to
illustrate the property.
I have sent this review sheet in word format so that you can change as you see fit.
Hope this helps your students as it has mine learning all these properties.
Lucinda Griswold
PROPERTIES
Opposite
Sides
Congruent
Opposite
Sides
Parallel
(or one pair)
Diagonals
Bisect Each
Other
Consecutive
Angles are
Supplementary
Opposite
Angles are
Congruent
Diagonals are
Congruent
All Angles are
Right Angles
All Sides are
Congruent
Diagonals
Bisect the
Angles
Diagonals
Intersect at
Right Angles
Base Angles
are Congruent
PARALLELOGRAM
RECTANGLE
RHOMBUS
SQUARE
TRAPEZOID
ISOSCELES
TRAPEZOID
KITE
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