by Kortni Dukes, University of the Cumberlands

This webquest will aim to teach fifth grade students the basics of identifying, describing, and creating 2-dimensional geometric shapes.

Introduction

Did you know that all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares?  Did you realize that more shapes existed than simply circles, triangles, and rectangles?  Do you know what makes a shape... a shape?

Geometry is a HUGE part of our everyday life, and we see shapes all around us!  It's important for you to understand how to create and describe common shapes.