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Quadrilateral Classification

Categories of quadrilaterals based on sides and angles.

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RWA Quadrilateral Classification


Measuring and classifying quadrilaterals in the real world.


  • parallelogram
  • rectangle
  • rhombus
  • square
  • trapezoid
  • isosceles trapezoid
  • kite
  • dart

Student Exploration

How many quadrilaterals can you identify and classify in the world around you?

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Extension Investigation

1. Students will identify triangles in their classroom or school and do a presentation on what they found. See an example here:
2. Students will do a project involving classification of quadrilaterals. An example project
3. Each student will bring or take a photo of a parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, square, trapezoid, isosceles trapezoid, kite or dart. Lesson plans are here: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/view_lesson_plans?id=3446
4. Quadrilateral Web quest http://www.teacherwebquest.com/WQ/HighSchool/Quadrilaterals/hf7.stm

Layering (optional)

Virtual Pinboard, Polygon Sort, Shapes http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-shape-and-weight.html

Mathematics - Investigating Geometry II: Classifying Quadrilaterals

Quadrilateral Classification


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