Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins

Topic: Geometry

Grade Level: 4

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will craft riddles to describe 2D shapes based on their points, angles, and lines.

Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with: points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines.


  • Read and discuss the sample comic.
    • Which possible 2D shapes could be described by the riddle?


  • Have students choose from a variety of 2D shapes.
  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a two-to-four-panel “Riddle Comic” describing their shape.
  • The comic should ask the reader to guess what shape they are describing based on its points, lines, and angles.
  • Students should use the framework provided by the sample comic e.g., “I’m thinking of a shape… It has _. What shape could I be thinking of?”


  • Is the riddle correct?
  • Are there any other clues their partner could have used?


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Assign specific 2D shapes to students as needed.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.


  • Comic to print or display

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