A 90-slide interactive PowerPoint to use when learning about the attributes of different 2-D shapes.
Use this interactive PowerPoint presentation when teaching your students the attributes of 2-D shapes. The shapes included in this presentation are:
This powerpoint works great as a math warm-up each day during your geometry unit, as a math review before an upcoming test over 2-D shapes, or as a review before starting your geometry unit in middle school.
Students are lead through a series of slides showing the different attributes of each shape. Some of the attributes include:
- number of sides
- number of vertices
- equal sides and angles
- parallel sides and angles
- lines of symmetry.
To activate the interactive functions on this PowerPoint, ensure that you have ‘enabled editing’ and are viewing the PowerPoint as a ‘Slide Show’.
Add new slides for any other 2-D shapes your class may cover using the editable function on the PowerPoint.
- we have included a PDF version of this resource, however it will not include the interactive functions that the PowerPoint version does.
- this resource is a large file and may take extra time to download.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
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, rectangl...
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
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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We have added in more attributes for many of the 2-D shapes.
Addition by Natalie May 29th, 2020
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