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5.3 Exploring Properties of Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Grade:
3-5
Standards:
Geometry
Math Content:
Geometry

This e-example allows students to observe the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals by manipulating the sides, angles, and type.

Any one shape can be rotated and resized by clicking and dragging one of the vertices.
  • What is alike about all the figures produced by the dynamic rectangle?
  • What is alike about all the figures produced by the dynamic parallelogram?
  • What common characteristics do parallelograms and rectangles share?
  • How do rectangles differ from other parallelograms?
  • Can the dynamic rectangle make all the shapes that the dynamic parallelogram can make?
  • Can the dynamic parallelogram make all the shapes that the dynamic rectangle can make?
  • Describe how to decide if the dynamic rectangle can make a particular shape.
  • Describe how to decide if the dynamic parallelogram can make a particular shape.