Teach types of triangles with hands-on activities!
Classifying triangles can be an interactive and energetic activity! Our Classifying Triangles Dry Erase Floor Mat is the perfect tool to teach young mathematicians all about the different types of triangles. Practice classifying triangles by their angles and sides with movement-based activities. Best of all, dry erase means students can practice drawing triangles time and time again!
This hop mat features six different types of triangles including obtuse, acute, right, scalene, isosceles, and equilateral. Measuring 54 inches wide by 44 inches long, this colorful mat has plenty of space for multiple students to hop on. This mat will encourage active learning and collaborative play as students master triangle classification.
Students will be able to classify triangles by their sides and angles as a result of practice on this mat. They will also learn how to read the shape names, which promotes their letter and word recognition skills. Watch their reading and math skills improve!
Furthermore, this mat allows students to visualize the properties of a triangle. Angles are labeled to differentiate between acute, obtuse, and right triangles. Sides that are equal are also labeled on the mat to make isosceles, equilateral, and scalene triangles clear and recognizable.
Additionally, this mat has space for students to create the triangle shapes themselves. Practice drawing triangles based on their side lengths and angle sizes. Challenge students to identify their peer’s triangle drawings. With the dry-erase laminate, sketching every type of triangle is an easy activity to repeat! Take a look at our activity database for our triangle activity ideas.
Materials: Laminated Floor Mats combine the power of our heavy-duty vinyl material with dry-erase laminate. The laminate works well with a dry-erase marker and can be cleaned easily.
*Note: Dry-erase mats are not slip-resistant. Place them in safe, non-high-traffic areas.
Dimensions: 54 x 44 inches
Includes: equilateral, isosceles, scalene, right, obtuse, and acute triangles
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Sample Activity: Classifying Triangles
- List out characteristics of a specific type of triangle.
- Challenge students to jump to the correct type of triangle as soon as they know which one you are describing.
- Have students recite the name of the triangle.
- Some example characteristics might include:
- This triangle has one angle greater than 90 degrees.
- This triangle has two acute angles.
- Challenge students to draw their own version of the triangle.