GEOMETRY ACTIVITIES

ALIGNED WITH COMMON
CORE
STATE STANDARDS

This page provides samples of 5th grade geometry activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Download the sample activities under each standard or purchase the 5th Grade Math Centers eBook and have all the Number, Geometry, Measurement and Data Centers you’ll need for the entire school year in one convenient digital file.

#### 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
The Fly on the Ceiling
Also included in 5th Grade Math Centers:
Coordinate Grid Swap
Coordinate Grid Tangram
Coordinate Grid Exploration

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:
Also included in 5th Grade Math Centers:

Always, Sometimes, Never

Compare and Contrast
Triangles on the Geoboard
Isosceles Triangles on the Geoboard
Build and Classify

5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.

Sample Activities:

Classifying Triangles (ver. 2)
Triangle Hierarchy ver. 2

5.G.B.3 Build and Classify