## Tuesday, September 20, 2011

### Geometry - Parallelogram Song and Video

Parallelograms are 4 sided closed figures (quadrilaterals) that have opposite sides and angles equal and parallel.

The special types of parallelograms are:
• Rectangle
• Square
• Rhombus

The kids might enjoy viewing the following video and learning this cute, catchy song. (click on the link below.)

I Am a Parallelogram by Peter Weatherall

After watching the video, the kids could sketch and label pictures of the different parallelograms in their math notebooks.

Students could also look for parallelograms in their environment. They could identify, tally, count, classify, list, sort, describe, compare, or sketch pictures of the parallelograms that they observe.

They could also take pictures of the parallelograms in their environment or look for pictures in old magazines and catalogs. They could use the pictures to create a poster, booklet, slide show, etc.

Thanks for visiting. Have fun with parallelograms.
Marcia :)

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#### 1 comment:

1. I have something to say about parallelograms a parallelogram has four sides the opposite sides are parallel and equal,The point where two adjacent sides meet is called Vertex a parallelogram has four vertices a parallelogram has four angles and the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.