For the past two days, our tiny mathematicians have been exploring the attributes of triangles through the essential question: "What are attributes of all triangles?" Yesterday, students constructed triangles with straws and explored the similiarities and differences between them. During the closing, we compiled a list of attributes of all triangles (see picture below of our closing thoughts).
- have 3 sides, angles and vertices
- are closed figures (no openings or "cracks")
- have straight lines (no curved lines)
- no "extra pieces" hanging off
- are 2-dimensional
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