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Ch 11: 5th Grade Math: Geometric Shapes

About This Chapter

This chapter on geometric shapes can help you teach your fifth graders about circles, arcs, parallelograms and prisms. Use these easy, fun lessons as classroom or homework assignments, test prep, or to spark your students' interest in geometry.

5th Grade Math: Geometric Shapes - Chapter Summary

The cleverly written text lessons and short, engaging videos in this chapter can help you show your students how to identify and define figures like circles, arcs, and prisms. This chapter can also help you teach your students how to calculate the area and volume of a prism, the circumference and area of a circle, and the area of triangles, rectangles and trapezoids.

Each lesson is accompanied by a brief quiz so that you can measure your students' understanding of the material. The short duration of the lessons enables you to fit them easily into your class schedule, and the user-friendly online platform allows you to access this study guide at your convenience.

Chapter Lessons

  • Defining and identifying examples of circles and circular arcs
  • Constructing a circle with a compass
  • Calculating the area and circumference of a circle
  • Finding the area of rectangles, triangles and trapezoids
  • Using formulas to measure the area of a parallelogram
  • Measuring the area and volume of a prism

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: 5th Grade Math: Geometric Shapes
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Circular Arcs and Circles: Definitions and Examples

1. Circular Arcs and Circles: Definitions and Examples

A circle is defined as a set of points that are equidistant from a central point, while a circular arc is a part of the circumference of a circle. Explore the definition of a locus and find examples of circles and minor and major circular arcs.

How to Construct a Circle With a Compass

2. How to Construct a Circle With a Compass

Constructing a circle with a compass is easy to do, once you've mastered a few techniques. In this lesson, we'll explore an approach that gives great results, every time.

Circles: Area and Circumference

3. Circles: Area and Circumference

Like all geometric shapes, circles take up space and a formula is required to calculate the area. Learn about the area and circumference of circles, explore the formula to calculate a circle's area, and review examples that use the diameter and others that use the circumference to find the area of a circle.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

4. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

The area of a two-dimensional shape represents the space covered within its perimeter, but area calculations change depending on the shape. Learn how to calculate and solve the areas of right triangles, oblique triangles, and rectangles.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Measuring the area of a parallelogram involves labelling the base and height measurements and using a formula. Understand the information needed to use the formula, learn why it's important to label measurements, and see the steps to solve for the area through a detailed example.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

6. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In mathematics, a trapezoid is a four-sided figure with two sides that are parallel. Learn how to measure the area of a trapezoid. Review how to identify measurements, and practice using the formula to calculate a trapezoid's area.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Recognized by their base shape, prisms are objects that are three-dimensional and have straight parallel sides, top, and bottom. Discover more about prisms, including their measurements and how to find the surface area and volume.

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