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Math: Geometry: Shapes Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about shapes including quadrilaterals and polygons. Includes definitions and examples of various shapes in everyday life. There are interactive sites with games, manipulatives, and animated movies. Includes links to eThemes Resources on symmetry, triangles, lines, tessellations, and geometric solids.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This site has illustrations of triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons. The "Area" and "Volume" links at the bottom include equations.
Scroll down the page and answer these multiple choice and true/false questions about polygons.
This page has definitions of simple geometric shapes and a label-me printout. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This printable worksheet has sample questions that have students identify the polygons.
This page has a table that lists the number of sides and angles of different polygons. Click on a polygon name to see an illustration. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
This site includes pictures of shapes, polygons, and polyhedrons. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
Use the drop-down menu and name the shape that is shown.
Print out this page and shade in the polygons that you can make from the grid.
Play this interactive game on Tangram puzzles. Choose from six different puzzles and proceed to start the game.
See you if can guess the angle or shape described at the bottom. When you get one right, the box is marked with a red "x."
This is a math glossary site for different grade levels. Choose a grade level to view the list of terms. Grade 5 includes a definition for polygon.
This is a fun tic-tac-toe game of geometric shapes for two players.
This site includes an extensive list and description of traffic signs. NOTE: The site has a link to discussion boards.
This page provides different activity ideas for teaching geometry through shapes and their properties.
Arrange the puzzle pieces to form a picture.
These sites explain how to create tessellations with polygons using rotation and reflection. Also includes information about artist M.C. Escher and examples of his tessellation artwork. There are several interactive games for manipulating patterns online.
These sites describe points, lines, line segments, and rays. Learn the difference between parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines. Includes online games, lesson plans, and practice questions.
Learn about angles and triangles. See examples of acute, obtuse, and right angles as well as equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles. Includes classroom activities, quizzes, and an animated movies on triangles.
These sites offer many examples of how symmetry works in a variety of shapes. Find out the difference between reflection and rotational symmetry. Includes interactive sites that let you draw symmetrical shapes and manipulate them.
These sites are about geometric solids and their properties. Learn about various types of basic solids from manipulative objects and interactive games. Includes a lesson plan and printable templates. There are links to eThemes Resources on Geometry: Shapes and Transforming Shapes.

Education Standards

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