## Thursday, February 17, 2011

### The Polygon Movie!

Mrs. Yollis' class has been learning all about geometry.

This week, the students are learning about POLYGONS!
(A polygon is a closed figure with straight lines.)

In this 2008 drama, Circle tries to get a starring role in the new movie, Polygons, but is forced to accept the fact that A CIRCLE is NOT A POLYGON and never will be.  Don't worry, it has a happy ending!

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Do you have any polygons in your house? Tell us about it!

Which shape was your favorite character?

1. Dear Mrs Yollis,

I must I am not very good a geometry however in saying that I really like your post about Polygons.

I do remember in school that the most familiar polygons are triangles,the rectangle and the square.

I would have to say my favourite shape is a square for I found that I have many square polygons in my home.
For example I have many floor tiles which are square.

AA.

2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

The video was fantastic!

My favorite shape is a square because there are a lot of squares in my bathroom.

The video you made had shapes that I didn't even know they exist.

Nicole

3. Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,

Okay, okay, I've got to ask: What did the Square say to the Circle?

Kind regards,

Mrs. Watanabe

4. What did the square say to the circle?

5. Dear Mrs. Yollis class,

I love all of your math posts. Your lessons give me great ideas about teaching geometry. Now, my students are using real objects to test all of our geometry ideas. Last year, we only searched for objects as a culminating activity. Not this year! No more worksheets!

Thanks kids...you are inspiring!

Mrs. Kistler, a 49'er

6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

My favorite polygon is a square, because a square has four right angles. One polygon in my house is a rectangular prism. My window is a rectangular prism. What is your favorite polygon?

I also liked the out takes, or bloopers, that you included at the end of the movie. The out takes showed that you can make mistakes in your life.

From,
Andrew

7. @ AA,

Although I do love a circle, it is not a polygon...as poor Circle learned! Like you, I love the square! I like how you can fold it, and it will make two right isosceles triangles!

@ Nicole,

You are getting better and better at commenting! Well done! It seems as though everyone loves the square the best. It has to be the most popular tile in people's homes.

I also love the equilateral triangle. I like the equilateral triangle because it looks the same no matter which way you turn it!

Did you find any other polygons in your house? Tell us about them!

@ Mrs. Watanabe,

You are so funny! Thanks for the joke and for all the fabulous comments! We appreciate you!

@ Mrs. Kistler,

Thanks so much for your kind words about our math posts! So often, we think about culminating activities...but it's better to have projects along the way! Thank you, too, for all your support! Your class blog is taking off! Great!

@ Andrew,

I was very happy to see a new comment come in from you! The effort you put forth will really pay off both for your reading (which as we know is really taking off :-) and your writing skills! I'm proud of you!

You said, "One polygon in my house is a rectangular prism." Remember, polygons are flat, so which part of the rectangular prism are you talking about? (Hint: It starts with the letter f.)

Have a great weekend and keep the comments coming!

Mrs. Y♥llis

8. Dear Mrs. Yolli's Class,
We were inspired by your movie! We learned many important things about polygons.
The circle was our favorite character becuase we thought it was funny that she kept interrupting.
We were inspired to begin our own blog and we will let you know when we have our first post.
See you in cyberspace,

9. Dear Mrs.Yollis' class,

Mrs.Swift's class watched your movie and it was great! We liked it because it was very funny.We also learned a lot of new stuff.Do you know anything more about polygons?

From,
Emma and Paige.T
www.mswift.edublogs.org

10. Pentagon and Trapezoid (Jodie and Ali)February 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I remember when we did that movie! It brings back so many memories... We both looked so different! Anyway, I miss you and we are going to come visit you! (Maybe there can be a polygon interview.) :-) See you soon.

From,
Jodie (pentagon) and Ali (trapezoid)

11. Dear Mrs. Yollis and Grade 3,
We are also a grade 3 class in Beijing learning about polygons. We like your video and it was very entertaining! We especially enjoyed the part when the circle wanted to be a polygon and we also liked your play on words when you said "President of the United Shapes"! We live in Beijing China and here is a picture of a famous building in our city (http://homesthetics.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/librarybeijing_national_stadium.jpg)

- it was built for the olympics and it's called the Birds Nest. Can you see any polygons here? We sure can. Leave us a comment!

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