Classifying Polygons, Quadrilaterals, and Triangles Hierarchy Sort Activity

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Classify Polygons, Quadrilaterals, and Triangles into a Hierarchy Sort Activity

When I first started teaching the Polygon Hierarchy to my students, they were taken a little back by it all. I was able to scaffold my 5th grade math lessons with this sort activity before moving on to the classifying quadrilaterals hierarchy and classifying triangles hierarchy.

This Hierarchy Sort Includes:

  • 8 different sort activities in both a printable and digital format for use with Google Classroom™
  • Version 1, 2, and 3: Polygon Hierarchy
  • Version 4: Quadrilateral Hierarchy using the Exclusive Definition of a Trapezoid
  • Version 5: Quadrilateral Hierarchy using the Inclusive Definition of a Trapezoid
  • Version 6, 7, and 8: Triangle Hierarchy

Common Core Aligned: 5.G.B.4

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8 Printable Pages and 8 Digital Pages
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45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.


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