Quadrilaterals
3rd Grade


Alabama Course of Study Standards:
26

Recognize and describe polygons (up to 8 sides), triangles, and quadrilaterals (rhombuses, rectangles, and
squares) based on the number of sides and the presence or absence of square corners. Draw examples of quadrilaterals that are and are not rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.

Arkansas Academic Standards:
3.G.A.1

 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides) and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals)
 Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories
Note: An informal discussion of types of lines (parallel and perpendicular) and angles is needed; however, student assessment is not required.
Note: Trapezoids will be defined to be a quadrilateral with at least one pair of opposite sides parallel, therefore all parallelograms are trapezoids.

Common Core State Standards:
Math.3.G.1 or 3.G.A.1

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
3.GSR.6.2

Classify, compare, and contrast polygons, with a focus on quadrilaterals, based on properties. Analyze specific 3 dimensional figures to identify and describe quadrilaterals as faces of these figures. 
Mississippi College and CareerReadiness Standards:
3.G.1

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, circles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. 
North Carolina  Standard Course of Study:
3.G.1

Reason with twodimensional shapes and their attributes. Investigate, describe, and reason about composing triangles and quadrilaterals and decomposing quadrilaterals.
 Recognize and draw examples and nonexamples of types of quadrilaterals including rhombuses, rectangles, squares, parallelograms,
and trapezoids.

New York State Next Generation Learning Standards:
3.G.1

Recognize and classify polygons based on the number of sides and vertices (triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons). Identify shapes that do not belong to one of the given subcategories. Note: Include both regular and irregular polygons, however,
students need not use formal terms "regular" and
"irregular," e.g., students should be able to classify an
irregular pentagon as "a pentagon," but do not need to
classify it as an "irregular pentagon." 
Ohio's Learning Standards:
3.G.1

Draw and describe triangles, quadrilaterals (rhombuses,
rectangles, and squares), and polygons (up to 8 sides) based on the number of sides and the presence or absence of square corners (right angles). 
Tennessee Academic Standards:
3.G.A.1

Understand that shapes in different categories may share attributes and that the shared attributes can define a larger category. Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
CC.2.3.3.A.1

Identify, compare,and classify shapes and their attributes. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M03.CG.1.1.1

Explain that shapes in different categories may share attributes and that the shared attributes can define a larger category. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M03.CG.1.1.2

Recognize rhombi, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and/or draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. 
Florida  Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking:
MA.3.GR.1.2

Identify and draw quadrilaterals based on their defining attributes. Quadrilaterals include parallelograms, rhombi, rectangles, squares and trapezoids. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
3.GSR.6.2

Classify, compare, and contrast
polygons, with a focus on
quadrilaterals, based on
properties. Analyze specific 3
dimensional figures to identify
and describe quadrilaterals as
faces of these figures. 
