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Quadrilaterals are about to get a whole lot more exciting with these classifying and labeling activities. Share your work with classmates to see if you can classify each shape!

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3 hours

Last Updated

June 14, 2021

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Learning Objectives

  • NGS. MATH 5.G.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.  e.g., All rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles. Note: The inclusive definition of a trapezoid will be utilized, which defines a trapezoid as “A quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides.”
  • NGS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties

Guiding Ideas

1) What does the root  “Quad” mean? (use examples like a “quadruplets”)

2) What does the root “lateral” mean? (use examples like a “lateral pass” in football)

3) What is a quadrilateral?

4) What kind of shapes can we make with four lines?

5) What is a square?

6) What is a rectangle?

7) Is a square a rectangle and why or why not?

8) Is a rectangle a square and why or why not?

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to define geometric shapes.

2) The student was able to classify geometric shapes into subcategories.

3) The student was able to design different geometric shapes with Minecraft blocks.

4) The student was able to complete the geometric shape worksheet.


  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Common Core Standard Link 5.G.B.3

Common Core Standard Link 5.G.B.4

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