Polygon Sort by Attributes Activity


This engaging math center is an activity to help assist your students in sorting polygons into categories based on their attributes. This aligns with the common core standard of 3.G.1. but can be used for multiple grade levels. Your students will enjoy sorting the polygons with this hands-on activity!

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PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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With This Product You’ll Get:

✓ A cut-and-paste printable
✓ A variety of different types of polygons
✓ An answer key

How This Product Can Be Used:

In this activity students will sort the following polygons into categories based on their characteristics and attributes:
✓ Rectangle
✓ Square
✓ Parallelogram
✓ Quadrilateral
✓ Trapezoid
✓ Rhombus
✓ Regular polygons
✓ Irregular polygons

Students will look at the shape and determine to which category it belongs. Additionally, some have the attributes listed out, such as “two sets of parallel sides.” The purpose of this activity is to familiarize students with the attributes of polygons and to classify them based on their attributes. Students will need to take note that some polygons belong to multiple categories. For example, a square is also a rectangle, a parallelogram, and a quadrilateral.

This activity can be done in pairs or individually as a center, return-to-your-seat task, or in small groups. This activity is perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! It’s low prep, too!

This product is perfect if you have to teach geometry concepts but weren’t sure how or are just starting out! This product saves you time! Take back your weekends without sacrificing quality teaching!

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