MA.3.GR.1.1

Describe and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, intersecting lines, perpendicular lines and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes mathematical and real-world context for identifying points, lines, line segments, rays, intersecting lines, perpendicular lines and parallel lines.

Clarification 2: When working with perpendicular lines, right angles can be called square angles or square corners.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 3
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012050: Grade Three Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712040: Access Mathematics Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.3.GR.1.AP.1: Identify points, lines, line segments, perpendicular lines and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessments

Parallel and Perpendicular Sides:

Students are asked to identify parallel and perpendicular sides and explain how they know.

Type: Formative Assessment

Locating Points, Lines, and Rays:

Students locate points, lines, line segments, and rays in a given diagram.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lines, Rays, and Line Segments:

Students are asked to draw parallel lines, perpendicular lines, a point, and a line segment. Students also explain how a line segment is different from a ray or line.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Quadrilateral Quest:

In this lesson, students categorize shapes identifying the attributes of quadrilaterals. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Pretzel Quadrilaterals:

This lesson helps students to realize that shapes have identifying attributes that define them. Students should also discover that a shape can have multiple names based on the definitions of that shape.

Type: Lesson Plan

Snowflake Geometry: No Two Alike!:

In this lesson students will make snowflakes, promoting creativity and self-expression, and use them to identify geometric terms. It also gives them an opportunity to follow a sequenced set of instructions for a given outcome.

Type: Lesson Plan

Angles All Around Us:

This is a lesson that introduces right, acute, obtuse, reflex, straight angles in a fun and challenging way.

Type: Lesson Plan

Points, Lines, and Angles, Oh My!:

In this lesson, students work to identify points, lines, line segments, rays, angles and perpendicular and parallel lines. Students create webs of yarn and analyze the web for geometric properties listed above. A teacher can select which vocabulary terms are appropriate for the class.

Type: Lesson Plan

Building Blocks of Geometry:

Students will be introduced to point, line, and plane, the building blocks of geometry, and use them to develop an understanding of new terms, including line segment,  intersecting lines, parallel lines and perpendicular lines. Students will participate in a Building Block Scavenger Hunt, using paper and pencil to draw examples of specified terms that they find outside of the math classroom. The students will compose a poster to display their images of the required terms.

Type: Lesson Plan

Geometry, USA:

Students will draw a town based on a set of given directions using the geometry terms (parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines). This activity is designed to be taught after the students having learned the meanings of the geometry terms and the ability to identify examples of each.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Shape Surfing: Finding Parallel and Perpendicular Lines:

Help a surfing crab learn how to find parallel and perpendicular sides in a variety of polygons as you complete this interactive tutorial!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Geometry Super Heroes Save Mathopolis:

Identify parallel lines and line segments, as well as perpendicular lines and line segments in two-dimensional figures by joining Parallel Man and Perpendicular Man as they help Mayor Mathematics save Mathopolis in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

An Introduction To Quadrilaterals:

This lesson is designed to introduce students to quadrilaterals and the terms and properties associated with quadrilaterals. This lesson provides links to discussions and activities related to quadrilaterals as well as suggested ways to integrate them into the lesson. Finally, the lesson provides links to follow-up lessons designed for use in succession with the current one.

Type: Teaching Idea

Tutorials

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Introduced:

This Khan Academy tutorial video defines and illustrates parallel and perpendicular lines.

Type: Tutorial

Lines, Line segments and Rays:

This video discusses the differences between lines, line segments and rays.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Lines, Rays, and Line Segments:

Students are asked to draw parallel lines, perpendicular lines, a point, and a line segment. Students also explain how a line segment is different from a ray or line.

Locating Points, Lines, and Rays:

Students locate points, lines, line segments, and rays in a given diagram.

Parallel and Perpendicular Sides:

Students are asked to identify parallel and perpendicular sides and explain how they know.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Shape Surfing: Finding Parallel and Perpendicular Lines:

Help a surfing crab learn how to find parallel and perpendicular sides in a variety of polygons as you complete this interactive tutorial!

The Geometry Super Heroes Save Mathopolis:

Identify parallel lines and line segments, as well as perpendicular lines and line segments in two-dimensional figures by joining Parallel Man and Perpendicular Man as they help Mayor Mathematics save Mathopolis in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

Shape Surfing: Finding Parallel and Perpendicular Lines:

Help a surfing crab learn how to find parallel and perpendicular sides in a variety of polygons as you complete this interactive tutorial!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Geometry Super Heroes Save Mathopolis:

Identify parallel lines and line segments, as well as perpendicular lines and line segments in two-dimensional figures by joining Parallel Man and Perpendicular Man as they help Mayor Mathematics save Mathopolis in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Introduced:

This Khan Academy tutorial video defines and illustrates parallel and perpendicular lines.

Type: Tutorial

Lines, Line segments and Rays:

This video discusses the differences between lines, line segments and rays.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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