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Classify Quadrilaterals StudyJam

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Classify Quadrilaterals StudyJam


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In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to identify common types of quadrilaterals using their characteristics. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the quadrilaterals taught during the interactive is available to be printed. There is a karaoke song with printable lyrics that will help students learn and review the types of quadrilaterals. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Content Standard(s):
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 3
26. Recognize and describe polygons (up to 8 sides), triangles, and quadrilaterals (rhombuses, rectangles, and squares) based on the number of sides and the presence or absence of square corners.

a. Draw examples of quadrilaterals that are and are not rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.
Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Describe, analyze, and compare properties of two-dimensional shapes.
  • Identify shapes that are and are not quadrilaterals by examining the properties of geometric shapes.
  • Draw rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
  • Use geometric terms when describing quadrilaterals.
  • Identify attributes that are needed to belong to the subcategories of rhombuses, rectangles, and squares, and recognize when a shape does not have those attributes.
  • Example: A quadrilateral with all four sides of different lengths will not be a rhombus, rectangle, or square.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Attribute
  • Category
  • Sub-category
  • Opposite sides
  • Angles
  • Quadrilateral
  • Triangle
  • Pentagon
  • Hexagon
  • Septagon
  • Heptagon
  • Octagon
  • Polygon
  • Square
  • Trapezoid
  • Rhombus
  • Rectangle
  • Two-dimensional
Students know:
  • that shapes in different categories may share attributes and that the shared attributes can define a larger category.
Students are able to:
  • Identify two-dimensional shapes.
  • Sort shapes according to number of sides.
  • Sort quadrilaterals based on the presence or absence of square corners.
  • Draw examples of squares, rectangles, and rhombuses.
  • Draw quadrilaterals that are not rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.
Students understand that:
  • Attributes of a shape help make decisions about how to categorize the shape.
  • Certain attributes are needed to belong to the subcategories of rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.
  • Sometimes a shape does not have the attributes needed to belong to the subcategories of rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.3.26 Using vocalization, sign language, augmentative communication, or assistive technology, recognize and sort polygons by their attributes (triangle, rectangle, square).

Tags: angle, congruent, parallel, parallelogram, polygon, quadrilateral, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid
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Text Resources: Content is organized under headings and subheadings

The quiz may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices.

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Author: Hannah Bradley