2d Shapes

Activities to help students develop an understanding of the attributes 2d shapes and practice those concepts.

Building Understanding – Quadrilaterals

Understanding Squares 
Students complete 2 pages of activities that help them build an understanding of the properties of squares.

Understanding Rectangles
Students complete 2 pages of activities that help them build an understanding of the properties of rectangles.

Understanding Trapezoids
Students complete 2 pages of activities that help them build an understanding of the properties of trapezoids.

Understanding Parallelograms
Students complete 2 pages of activities that help them build an understanding of the properties of parallelograms.

Understanding Rhombuses 
Students complete 2 pages of activities that help them build an understanding of the properties of rhombuses.

Quadrilateral Assessment
A 10 question assessment of quadrilaterals and their properties.

Quadrilateral Games and Activities

Quadrilateral Maze - Squares
Students complete a maze by shading in all of the squares.

Quadrilateral Maze - Rectangles
Students complete a maze by shading in all of the rectangles. Students must understand the attributes of a rectangle (and know that squares are considered rectangles).

Quadrilateral Maze - Parallelograms
Students complete a maze by shading in all of the parallelograms. Students must understand the attributes of a parallelogram (and know that squares, rectangles, and rhombuses are all considered rectangles).

Quadrilateral Maze - Rhombuses

Students complete a maze by shading in all of the rhombuses. Students must understand the attributes of a rhombus (and know that squares are considered rhombuses).

Quadrilateral Maze - Trapezoids
Students complete a maze by shading in all of the trapezoids. Students must understand the attributes of a trapezoid (a trapezoid has exactly one set of parallel sides).

Quadrilateral Sort
Students sort attributes and examples of quadrilaterals into 5 groups (squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhombuses, and trapezoids). This require a small amount of prep – cutting out the cards to sort.

Quadrilateral 4 In a Row Game
A two player game. Students need a pencil and paper clip (to create a spinner), crayons, and the game board. Players use the spinner to figure out what type of shape they will color in on the game board. The first person to color in 4 shapes in a row wins.

Quadrilateral Drawing
Students create a drawing using only quadrilaterals.

"Find Somebody Who" Quadrilaterals 
Students talk to a variety of classmates to answer the “Find Somebody Who” questions about quadrilaterals.

Quadrilateral Task Cards
32 task cards that have students identify certain quadrilaterals, draw quadrilaterals, compare the similarities and differences in quadrilaterals, and more.

Geometry Vocabulary

Quadrilateral Maze
Students learn what a quadrilateral is by complete a maze where they must shade in all of the quadrilaterals.

Right Angle Sort  
A cut and paste activity where students sort right angles and angles that are not right angles.

Parallel Line Sort
A cut and paste activity where students sort parallel lines and lines that are not parallel.