Access Point #: MAFS.3.G.1.AP.1b (Archived Access Point)

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Identify different examples of quadrilaterals.


Essential Understandings


  • Sort shapes into quadrilaterals and non-quadrilaterals.
  • Count the number of sides to identify different examples of quadrilaterals (e.g., square, rectangle, trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, etc.).
  • Understand the concept of same and different.

Number: MAFS.3.G.1.AP.1b Category: Access Points
Cluster: Reason with shapes and their attributes. (Supporting Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

Name Description
MAFS.3.G.1.1: 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.

Related Courses

Name Description
5012050: Grade Three Mathematics
7712040: Access Mathematics Grade 3
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

Related Resources

Element Cards

Name Description
3rd Grade Math Element Cards:

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