Strand: GEOMETRY (5.G)

Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems in quadrant one (Standards 5.G.1–2). Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties. (Standards 5.G.3–4).
• Always, Sometimes, Never
The purpose of this task is to have students reason about different kinds of shapes based on their defining attributes and to understand the relationship between different categories of shapes that share some defining attributes.
In this lesson the student is introduced to parallelograms, rectangles, and trapezoids and practices creating various types of quadrilaterals.
• Battleship Using Grid Paper
The purpose of this task is to give students practice plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and naming coordinates of points. It could be easily adapted to plotting points with negative coordinates. It also provides teachers with a good opportunity to assess how well their students understand how to plot ordered pairs and identify the coordinates of points.
• Cartesian Coordinate System
This lesson is designed to help students understand the Cartesian plane, specifically how to plot points, read coordinates and find the ratio of the rise over run for slope.
• Classifying Polygons
This lesson is all about classifying polygons. Students play a game where they have to sort a group of polygons based on their properties. They then use the Annenberg interactive to solve puzzles and draw polygons when given a set of clues. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
This video teaches students strategies to identify the properties of quadrilaterals. The emphasis is on parallelograms. Students create posters explaining the properties of quadrilaterals in the classroom activity. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides
A middle-school student named Julia explains the classification of triangles by the use of angle measurements and side lengths in this introductory video. Students then take their understanding and use it in a scavenger hunt around the classroom finding triangles of different types. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Geometry and Classification of 2D Figures: Bianca Busts a Move
After breaking a friend's table while dancing on it, Bianca must use her knowledge of measurement and geometry to get a piece of wood to fix it. In the classroom activity students create tabletop designs in order to use their knowledge of perimeter and area. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Grade 5 Mathematics Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane (EngageNY)
In this 40-day module, students develop a coordinate system for the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and use it to solve problems. Students use the familiar number line as an introduction to the idea of a coordinate, and they construct two perpendicular number lines to create a coordinate system on the plane. Students see that just as points on the line can be located by their distance from 0, the planes coordinate system can be used to locate and plot points using two coordinates. They then use the coordinate system to explore relationships between points, ordered pairs, patterns, lines and, more abstractly, the rules that generate them. This study culminates in an exploration of the coordinate plane in real world applications.
• Graphing Points on a Coordinate Plane: Harry's Feet Compete
This Cyberchase video follows Harry as he decides to get fit and establish a workout program. He charts his progress on a graph. The classroom activity consists of a ball-balancing game in which students graph their attempts. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Hoop Dream: Use a Diagram to Solve Real-World Math Problems
Students learn about creating diagrams and plotting points on a plane by watching these short videos about kids playing a game involving making baskets. They then play a game where they plot points on a plane. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Horizontal and Vertical Distances on the Cartesian Graph
In this activity students place marine animals on a Cartesian graph and then determine the horizontal and vertical distance between them. The classroom activity builds on the student's understanding of distances between points on a Cartesian graph. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• IXL Game: Graph points on a coordinate plane
This game is designed to help fifth graders learn to graph points on a coordinate plane. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
• Locating Points on the Cartesian Graph
In this activity students use logic and clues to plot the location of marine animals on a Cartesian graph. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Maze Game
In this applet students move a robot through a mine field by using coordinates on the Cartesian Plane in order to remove the land mines.
The purpose of this task is for students to answer questions about a problem situation by drawing and interpreting the meaning of points that are in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.
• Ordered Simple Plot
This lesson can be used to help students understand the Cartesian coordinate system and practice pattern recognitions and graph reading skills.
• Simple Maze Game
By specifying coordinates on a Cartesian plane, students will practice point plotting skills in this game where they move a robot through a mine field.
• Simple Plot
The applet in this lesson plan allows the student to plot ordered pairs and understand functions.
• Tessellate!
This lesson and activity will help the student understand how to classify two-dimensional figures based on properties. The student manipulates shapes to create now polygons.
• USBE Core Guide (5G1)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (5G2)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (5G3)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (5G4)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• What do these shapes have in Common?
This task asks students to classify shapes based on their properties. The task itself is straightforward, but there are a number of opportunities to present this task in class and push the level of discussion and reasoning.
• What is a Trapezoid? (part 2)
The purpose of this task is for students to compare different definitions for trapezoids.

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