Step 2: Teach Lesson
In this task, the student will be asked to be a designer of a playroom. They will be paid for certain attributes in the playroom.
The student will understand the shapes in different categories - rhombi, rectangles and others - share attributes and that the shared
attributes can define a larger category - quadrilaterals.
Before the task ask the student, "What kind of things would be in a playroom? What shapes might they take up? Today you
will use what you know about playing in a game room to design your own game room, but it must meet criteria for you to be
Design a playroom the shape of a polygon. Each polygon has attributes. Different attributes are worth different amounts of money. As
the designer, you will get money for certain attributes.
Attributes are worth the following amounts:
Right angles - $10 each - color blue.
Greater than a right angle - $7 each - color red
Less than a right angle - $15 each - color orange
Parallel lines - $20 set - color green
Quadrilaterals - $25 - color purple
Other polygons- $12 - color brown
Let the student figure out what kind of shapes would get them the greatest amount of money for their work. Once they have
determined the shape they will make their game room - they will need to determine the games available inside the room and how
much space (shapes) that the games will need.
Questions that might be asked to help the student:
What would be the shape of the room?