5th Grade Geometry

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This page provides samples of 5th Grade Geometry Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to  provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and  mathematical thinking. All files are in PDF format
. Sample activities listed in blue are available for immediate download. Activities listed in **grey are included in our 5th Grade Math Centers eBook.


Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems
5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the conventions that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
Sample Activities:
Coordinate Grid Geoboards
Shapes on the Coordinate Plane
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
The Fly on the Ceiling
Also included in 5th Grade Math Centers:
** Coordinate Grid Swap
** Coordinate Grid Tangram
** Coordinate Grid Exploration


Geometry Read-Alouds


5.G.A.2 Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
Sample Activity:
How Many Pages?
Also included in 5th Grade Math Centers:
** Ice Cube Melt
** How Many Equivalent Fractions?

** Perimeter on the Coordinate Grid

Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties
5.G.B.3 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. 

Sample Activities:
Naming Quadrilaterals
Quadrilateral Criteria
Also included in 5th Grade Math Centers:
** Constructing Quadrilaterals
** Always, Sometimes, Never

** Quadrilateral Tangram Challenge
** Compare and Contrast
** Triangles on the Geoboard
** Isosceles Triangles on the Geoboard
** Build and Classify

Build and Classify
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5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Sample Activities:
Triangle Hierarchy ver. 1
Quadrilateral Hierarchy 
Classifying Triangles (ver. 1)
Also included in 5th Grade Math Centers:
** Classifying Triangles (ver. 2)
** Triangle Hierarchy ver. 2


More 5th Grade Geometry Resources


5th Grade EBooks


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