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Classify quadrilaterals and triangles

  • Year group: Year 4
  • Term: Summer
  • Topic: Geometry
  • Duration: 1 weeks
  • Keystage: KS2
  • Age Range: 8 to 9 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 9

In this chapter, pupils compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles.

Pupils compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes in a variety of contexts. They continue to classify shapes using geometrical properties, extending this to the identification of different triangles (eg, isosceles, equilateral, scalene) and quadrilaterals (eg, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium).

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Classifying shapes

Direct link to our Y4 scheme.
By WRMaths

Quadrilaterals and triangles

This worksheet asks children to name shapes then draw them and decide why some shapes are more difficult to draw than others.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Classify quadrilaterals and triangles

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of classifying quadrilaterals and triangles.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Classify quadrilaterals and triangles

Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

This activity explores the concept of classifying quadrilaterals and triangles

• Pupils should complete these tasks using concrete manipulatives as part of the CPA approach
• Pupils should be encouraged to explain their working in full sentences
• These tasks may be adapted with pupils working in pairs to encourage mathematical discussion

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape - Week 8 - Summer - Block 5 - White Rose

This is pack 1 of 3 for the Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape (Block 5). This pack covers week 8.

Please see: Week 9 , Week 10 or Bundle (save 40%!)

It covers the small steps:

• Identify angles
• Compare and order angles

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets - Identify angles
• Activity – Angle types
• Game – Angle dots
• Worksheets - Compare and order angles
• Game – Compare angles
• Activity – Sorting angles
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape - Week 9 - Summer - Block 5 - White Rose

This is pack 2 of 3 for the Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape (Block 5). This pack covers week 9.

Please see: Week 8 , Week 10 or Bundle (save 40%!)

It covers the small steps:

• Triangles
• Quadrilaterals

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets - Triangles
• Activity - Identify triangles
• Activity - Properties of triangles poster
• Worksheets - Quadrilaterals
• Activity – Colour the quadrilaterals
• Activity – Who am I ?
• Game- Quadrilaterals three in a row
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape - Week 10 - Summer - Block 5 - White Rose

This is pack 3 of 3 for the Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape (Block 5). This pack covers week 10.

Please see: Week 8 , Week 9 or Bundle (save 40%!)

It covers the small steps:

• Lines of symmetry
• Symmetric figures

The resources in this pack listed below include worksheets and activities along with answers for each pack:

• Worksheets - Lines of symmetry
• Activity – Drawing lines of symmetry
• Activity –Alphabet symmetry
• Worksheets - Symmetric figures
• Activity – Mirror reflection
• Game – Matching sides
• Contextual planning sheet for guidance

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape - Summer - Block 5 - BUNDLE White Rose

This bundle covers Year 4 - Geometry - Properties of Shape (Block 5 - week 8-10). You will save 40% buying this bundle!

You will get: Week 8 , Week 9, Week 10

It covers the small steps:

Week 8:
• Identify angles
• Compare and order angles

Week 9:
• Triangles
• Quadrilaterals

Week 10:
• Lines of symmetry
• Symmetrical figures

PDF format (please set print option to fit).
To ensure the hyperlinks fully work, you must download the Zip file provided and extract the folder to your computer. You must also ensure you have the latest update for your PDF reader.

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with fluency, reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigation questions. This can be seen in our product previews.

If you have any questions, please email primarystarseducation@gmail.com.

Click here to join our exclusive Facebook group.

Thank you,

Primary Stars Education

By PrimaryStarsEducation

Year 4 – Geometry: Position and direction – Summer week 11 – Block 6 - Introducing translation

This pack of resources covers Year 4 Geometry: position and direction week 11 of the summer term. The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

Week 4 includes worksheets and activities on:

  • Describing a position
  • Describing a position with coordinates
  • Drawing on a grid
  • Moving on a grid
  • Describing a movement on a grid

I hope you find the resources useful. Feedback is very welcome.

By Stephanie Kirk

Exploring properties of Quadrilaterals

Students use this resource to discover the geometrical properties of quadrilaterals about sides and angles by using what they know about symmetries. PowerPoint has initial instructions and shapes to cut out - the sheet develops the start further. Then return to the PowerPoint for the final activity involving further classification. This could also be used with 'Would I lie to you? - Quadrilaterals' which is also in my resources.
By Adam Slack

Quadrilaterals Sorting and Classification

Explore different Quadrilaterals with geoboards and record on dotted grids. Sort quadrilaterals according to properties (parallel and perpendicular lines). Classify, describe and name quadrilaterals using the grid.
By sbolter

Properties of Shapes (Quadrilaterals and Triangles)

1 x card sort on names of quadrilaterals and triangles which can be extended to include the properties of these shapes.

1 x fill in the blanks worksheet using the same information as the card sort (I used this as homework)

1 x What Am I? cards
By gemmaroberts91