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5th Grade Geometry and Measurement

5th Grade Geometry and Measurement

Links in the Pages Below Were Verified in September of 2014

To work on fifth grade geometry and measurement standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages with resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)


Triangle Area - Develop the formula for the area of a triangle as it relates to the area of a parallelogram/rectangle.
0506.4.2 Polygon Area - Find the area of a convex polygon by decomposing it into triangles/rectangles.
0506.4.3 Prisms - Build, draw, and work with prisms by means of orthogonal views, projective views, and nets.
0506.4.4 Platonic Solids - Describe and identify the five regular (Platonic) solids and their properties with respect to faces, shapes of faces, edges, and vertices.
0506.4.5 Filling Space - Quantify total volume as filling space with same-sized units of volume without gaps or overlap.
0506.4.6 Surface Area - Decompose prisms to calculate surface area and volume.
0506.4.7 Appropriate Units - Understand, select and use units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, lengths/distances, area, surface area and volume.
0506.4.8 Line Segments - Identify characteristics of the set of points that define vertical and horizontal line segments.
0506.4.9 Significant Digits - Correctly interpret significant digits in the accuracy of measurements and associated calculations.
0506.4.10 Estimates - Recognize that measurements are never exact.
0506.4.11 Approximation - Understand the usefulness of approximations.
0506.4.12 Correct Tools - Develop strategies for choosing correct tools of measurement.
0506.4.13 Weight Temperature - Recognize and use measures of weight and temperature.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0506.4.1 Area of Triangle - Solve contextual problems that require calculating the area of triangles and parallelograms.
SPI 0506.4.2 Perimeter and Area - Decompose irregular shapes to find perimeter and area.
SPI 0506.4.3 3-D - Identify a three-dimensional object from two-dimensional representations of that object and vice versa.
SPI 0506.4.4 Area and Volume - Solve problems involving surface area and volume of rectangular prisms and polyhedral solids.
SPI 0506.4.5 Line Length - Find the length of vertical or horizontal line segments in the first quadrant of the coordinate system, including problems that require the use of fractions and decimals.
SPI 0506.4.6 Accuracy - Record measurements in context to reasonable degree of accuracy using decimals and/or fractions.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Geometry [Grades 3-5] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

  Measurement [Grades 3-5] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data



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