## 6th Grade Geometry Skills

Prior Standards Implementation

## The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.

## Please go to Current 6th Grade Math Standards for current resources.

## Geometry

Identify parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines.

6.3.1

Use ordered pairs to describe given points in Quadrant 1 of a coordinate system.

6.3.2

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- Billy Bug - Guide Billy to the coordinates hiding the food. coordinates 0-10 | coordinates 0-5
- Create a Haunted House...if you dare! - Follow directions to sharpen your graphing skills, create a cool haunted house and then morph it using math. Expressions, Equation Solving and Graphing in the Coordinate Plane - The Haunted house and many more coordinate plane practice problems
- Graphing Applet - interactive site which identifies the ordered pairs of points students click on - Advanced version of the same applet
- Graphing Equations and Inequalities Unit Quiz
- Graphing Ordered Pairs - explanation and interactive practice
- Graphing Skills - What's the point? find the point on the grid (choose Easy for Quadrant 1 problems)
- Grid Graph - identify and plot points on a grid
- Reading a Grid - Find Hurkle behind the grid. Type ordered pairs to find him
- Simple Coordinates Game - Students investigate the first quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.
- Simple Maze Game - Students investigate the first Quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system by directing a robot through a mine field laid out on the plane.
- Spy Guys Interactive - Using Ordered Pairs - Lesson 18
- What's the Point? - Find the x-y point on a grid
- Worksheet Generator - Print your own blank coordinate plane worksheets, you determine the number of grids on a sheet and whether the grids are numbered or not.
- Advanced (all 4 Quadrants used)

- Catch the Fly - [ all 4 quadrants are used] Use the keyboard to enter the x and y values of an ordered pair to help the fly catch a bug. No score is kept, each question is essentially a one question game.
- Coordinate Plane Practice - [ all four quadrants are displayed on each slide ] students type ordered pairs in the blocks on this interactive PowerPoint show
- General Coordinates Game - Students investigate the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted. ( all 4 quadrants utilized )
- Maze Game - Students use their knowledge of points on a graph to move a robot to the target, while avoiding mines. ( all 4 quadrants utilized )
- Stock the Shelves - You are the clerk. Stock the shelves using a special coordinate plane.
Classify two-dimensional geometric figures using properties.

6.3.3

G

- Identify Polygons - Names of polygons by number of sides and angles
- Identify Shapes - Recognize properties and names of shapes
- Name that Polygon - Identify name of given polygon components
- Pete's Polygons - learn about closed figures called polygons
- Polygon Playground - arrange designs with online movable polygons - hundreds of polygons to drag anywhere you want
- Sam's Similar Shapes - learn about shapes that are different sizes but the same shape
- Triangle Identification - identify the triangle given its angles
- Triangle Identification - identify the triangle given its number of sides
Identify the results of transformations of two-dimensional figures (e.g., slides/translations, flips/reflections, and turns/rotations).

6.3.4

G

- Cube - Find out which colors will be on opposite faces of a cube whose faces are shown unfolded.
- Flip, Slide, or Turn - six flash movies allow you to watch the path an object takes while it is being transformed
- Flips, Slides, and Turns - a manipulative which allows you to view the effect of applying reflection, translation, and rotation transformations
- Mathematical Movements (Flips, Slides and Turns) - [ designed for 3rd grade ] a 25 page lesson with printables
- Measuring Turns - what would shapes look like if rotated
- Motion in Geometry - a 127 slide PowerPoint show
- Slides, Flips, and Turns - lesson plan with links to four printables
- Spy Guys Interactive - Slides and Flips - Lesson 17
- Transformations - a Flash movie which demonstrates flips, slides, and turns
- Transformations - [ designed for 7th grade ] a 21 slide PowerPoint show produced by Holt, Rinehart and Winston
- Translations - a seven stage lesson on flips, slides and turns
- Wrapping Paper Patterns - decide which figures would result from a flip, a slide, or a turn
Use spatial reasoning to identify the three-dimensional figure created from a two-dimensional representation of that figure (i.e., cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, cone, or cylinder).

6.3.5

G

- 3-D Object Viewer - Students may explore a variety of 3-D objects and their accompanying 2-D views.
- Building Houses with Side View - student constructs a block figure (dynamic, perspective drawing) to match (10 different figures)
- Coloring 3-D sides - [ UK spelling on this site ] Find the red sides shown in a series of 2-D drawings and click on the right face of the 3-D model to color it red. 20 questions
- Coloring 2-D sides - Use the colored portion of the 3-D object to color the correct side of the 2-D drawing.
- Cube - Find out which colors will be on opposite faces of a cube whose faces are shown unfolded.
- Guess the View - Students are given a 3-D view of an object, and then given a 2-D view of the object. Students must choose which of 6 views is being displayed from a list.
- Plot Plans and Silhouettes - from Shape and Space in Geometry - the student task is to come up with plot plans that could match the given silhouettes. Background information is available at another page .
- Rotating Houses - Students are presented with a 3-D figure created with blocks that can be rotated and flipped using a mouse. The figure must be rotated until it matches a 2-D representation of one of the views.
Classify angles as acute, obtuse, right, and straight.

6.3.6

G

- Acute One Or An Obtuse One? - [ grades 5-8 ] six page worksheet to print and use in class
- Angle Classification: Acute, Right, Obtuse - explanation and questions to answer
- Angles - Students practice their knowledge of acute, obtuse and alternate angles.
- Angles - Interactive game to help recognize angles.
- Angles - a twenty slide PowerPoint show with a quiz to be used as a whole class activity
- Basic Geometric Figures - a TAKS worksheet to print and use in class
- Classifying Angles - quiz
- Geometry Building Blocks: Classifying Angles - explanation and drawings
- How Do We Measure Angles? - six page worksheet to print and use in class
- Measuring Angles - use a virtual protractor
- Names of Angles - definition and drawings of each type
- Protractor - learn how to position and read a protractor in order to measure an angle, and how to use either scale on the protractor
- Right, Acute, and Obtuse Angles - sort angles into appropriate containers
- Right, Acute, and Obtuse Angles - figures are shown, decide which is the proper angle
- Teacher Tube Videos - links to nine videos on angles
- Triangle Explorer - Students learn about areas of triangles and about the Cartesian coordinate system through experimenting with triangles drawn on a grid.
- Triangles Side-By-Side - use geometric vocabulary to describe properties of triangles
- Types of Angles - definitions, and drawings of each type
- Spy Guys Interactive - Working with Angles - Lesson 16
Classify quadrilaterals using their defining properties.

6.3.7

G

- Construction of Bicentric Quadrilateral - a mathematical droodle
- Interactive Quadrilateral - drag the dots
- Java Sketchpad to Explore Shapes
- Practice With Quadrilaterals - a twelve question quiz with drawings
- Quad Squad - a quick lesson on classifying and describing quadrilaterals
- Quadrilateral Family - from regents prep
- Quadrilateral Matching - concentration style quiz
- Quadrilateral Quest - interactive lesson, drag and drop activity
- Quadrilateral Sorter - click on a shape to find out about it
- Quadrilaterals - a sixteen slide PowerPoint show
- Quadrilaterals - a twenty slide PowerPoint show
- Quadrilaterals - a twenty-six slide PowerPoint show produced by Holt, Rinehart and Winston
- Quadrilaterals II - a twenty-eight slide PowerPoint show
- Quadrilaterals Explained - from Math is Fun
- Quadrilaterals Quiz - six multiple choice questions
- Quadrilaterals - explanation, examples and questions to answer
- Quadrilaterals - a wikipedia entry with a large number of drawings
- Shapes: Quadrilaterals - explanation and questions to show understanding
- What's My Quadrilateral - three different teaching ideas
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Geometry (Grades 6,7,8)

## Review Help

Practice Tests!

- Chapter Tests - Glencoe Math
- Houghton Mifflin Mathematics Test Prep Practice
- Self Check Quizzes - Glencoe Math
Released Tests & others

- FCAT Sample Test Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips
- FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips
- Sixth Grade Math - Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the circle next to the letter for the answer you have chosen. ( from Texas )
- Texas end-of-year Math test 2003
- Texas end-of-year Math test 2004
Various Review Aids

- Geometry Jeopardy - Topics covered: Polygons & Transformations, Circles, Symmetry, Lines & Angles, and Triangles & Congruency
- Junior High Math Interactives - includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life.
- Math Olympics - Answer 20 multiple choice questions correctly to win the Math Olympics. Topics range from basic computation and general math knowledge to word problems with percentages, ratios, and fractions.
- Math TV: Video Word Problems - [ Grades 5+ ] Math TV is a project whose goal is to help middle school students learn how to solve challenging word problems. Each of the nineteen math problems comes with step by step video solution, follow up problems, an online calculator, and sketch pad.
- Solve It! - Math Videos provide problem solving practice for students in grades 3 to 6. Each of the thirteen sets contain five multistep word problems with step by step video solutions. Concepts include basic operations, algebraic reasoning, money, fractions, percent, perimeter, area, proportional reasoning, and measurement.

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