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
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Circular Arcs and Circles: Definitions and Examples

1. Circular Arcs and Circles: Definitions and Examples

What is a circle? In this lesson, find out all about the circle and its many parts, including circular arcs and semicircles. Also, discover how a locus works in creating a circle, parallel lines and more.

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

Understanding how to calculate the area and circumference of circles plays a vital role in some of our everyday functions. They serve as the foundation for operating with three-dimensional figures. Learn more about the area and circumference of circles in this lesson.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

4. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

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

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

6. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Chapter Practice Exam
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