# Geometry Old Euclid

(2 Dimensional Shape Version of Old Maid)
Players: 3 How to Play: Pass out all of the cards including the Old Euclid card. (Each person will get 11.) Have students find any sets of two cards that they have that “match” (describe the same shape). They then will hold up their cards so that the next player can “draw” one of the cards. If it matches one of their cards, then they may play again. Have students describe the attribute as well as say the name of the shape. This repetition will help them to remember the attributes. Play continues until one player ends up with Old Euclid. Other games that you can play with these cards. GO 2D SHAPES! (Go Fish!) Concentration
Euclid of Alexandria was a Greek Mathematician who is often called “The Father of Geometry”.

Old Euclid
Game Designed by Jayne Rhodes

Circle

No corners or vertices

No sides

Curved

Triangle

3 corners or vertices

3 Sides

3 angles

Game Designed by Jayne Rhodes

Square

4 corners or vertices

Opposite sides are parallel

4 congruent Sides

4 right angles

Rectangle

4 corners or vertices

Opposite sides are congruent

4 sides

4 right angles

Game Designed by Jayne Rhodes

Rhombus

4 corners or vertices

4 congruent sides

(2 obtuse and 2 acute)

4 angles

Hexagon

6 corners or vertices

6 congruent sides

(6 obtuse angles)

6 angles

Game Designed by Jayne Rhodes

Trapezoid

4 corners or vertices

(1 set of parallel sides)

4 sides

(2 acute angles & 2 obtuse angles)

4 angles

Pentagon

5 corners or vertices

5 congruent sides

(5 obtuse angles)

5 angles

Game Designed by Jayne Rhodes

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