Classifying Quadrilaterals

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Classifying Quadrilaterals

Where did I find my videos and images?Have Fun Teaching. (2012, July 10). Parallelogram Song Video. Retrieved from Have Fun Teaching. (2012, July 10). Trapezoid Song Video. Retrieved from Fun Teaching. (2012, July 10). Polygon Song Video. Retrieved from ICE AGE. (2012, July 12). The Sid Shuffle. Retrieved from from Retrieved from from

What is a quadrilateral?....................................................Here are a few helpful videos to remind you about the characteristics of different quadrilaterals.Please follow along with the words and motions. It will help you remember how the shapes are different!

1. All quadrilaterals have 4 sides and 4 angles.2. Squares and rectangles are the only quadrilaterals that have 4 right angles.3. Trapezoids don't have any right angles but they do have 1 pair of parallel sides.4. The only difference between a rhombus and a parallelogram is that a parallelogram has 2 sets of congruent sides and a rhombus has 4 sides that are congruent.

IXL Classifying QuadrilateralsClassify MeWhat is My Shape?Features of Quadrilaterals

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Classifying Quadrilaterals

Many quadrilaterals have similar characteristics. Study the picutre above. Do you see how the shapes are related?1. A squares is also classified as rectangle, rhombus, and parallelogram.2. A rhombus is also classified as a parallelogram.3. A trapezoid does not share characteristics with a parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, or square outside of having 4 sides and angles


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Rectangles, Rhombi, and Squares are all parallelograms, but they all have their own specials features. Can you list all of their special characteristics?

All squares are parallelograms, BUT not all parallelogram are squares. Can you explain this statement?

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