Classifying Quadrilaterals | Geometry Activities | Shape Sorts

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This resource was helpful in teaching quadrilaterals. My students and I loved the small anchor chart included to help them distinguish the shape!
This was a great way to review geometry skills before our state testing occurred this spring. I let my students work in small groups, and I overheard some great discussions.
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Click here for another awesome dollar deal! Looking for an engaging, hands-on activity to learn about classifying quadrilaterals? This geometry resource includes student-centered quadrilaterals activities to explore quadrilateral attributes in a fun way! These activities are perfect for centers, small group work, or whole class instruction.

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Your students will explore the attributes of quadrilaterals through sorting activities, and keep track of their learning with reference pages and note catchers. These activities help students think critically about the attributes of quadrilaterals before learning about classifying quadrilaterals in a hierarchy based on properties.

This product includes:

  • 30 quadrilateral cards for sorting (with numbers and pictures)
  • Graphic organizers for sorting
  • Quadrilateral practice pages
  • Quadrilaterals quiz
  • Quadrilaterals reference sheet
  • Differentiated note catchers
  • Sorting mats for math centers
  • Vocabulary posters to support student understanding
  • Teaching notes

Your students will enjoy learning about the attributes of quadrilaterals through sorts! They will be thinking deeply about the shapes, engaging in mathematical discussions, and exploring the hierarchy of the shapes.

This low prep resource can be ready in a jif! You'll just need to print and cut enough quadrilateral card sets for your class, and make sure that they all have a recording page.

Teachers are saying...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lisa R. said, "This was great practice for my students to classify quadrilaterals."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jill S. said, "This was a great way to learn about quadrilaterals and polygons. It took them through everything they needed to know."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kristen H. said, "This provided so many helpful activities and resources that allowed my students to better understand the differences between quadrilaterals. Thank you!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Whitney S. said, "Great resource! One of the most engaging activities I have used for teaching quadrilaterals. Thank you so much!"


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.


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