Academic Standard

Geometry and Measurement
Tennessee Diploma Project
Grade range: 
Conceptual StrandGeometry studies geometric shapes and structures and their characteristics and relationships. Understanding what a measurable attribute is and becoming familiar with the units and processes that are used in measuring attributes are the major emphasis of this standard.Guiding QuestionHow can students make and explore conjectures about geometry and reason carefully about geometric ideas while expanding their understanding of precision in measurement?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Interpret and describe the physical world with geometric ideas and vocabulary.
Use positional terms to specify locations with simple relationships.
Compare and order measurable attributes of objects directly (by comparing them with each other) and indirectly (by comparing both with a third object).
Check For Understanding
Identify, name, and describe a variety of shapes (i.e. circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, trapezoids) shown in various positions.
Identify, name, and describe three-dimensional shapes (such as sphere, cube, cone, cylinder).
Sort plane figures into groups, name and describe the attributes of the shapes (such as number of sides and corners (vertices).
Sort solid figures into groups, name and describe the attributes of the shapes.
Use basic shapes and spatial reasoning to model objects and construct more complex shapes.
Identify positions (such as beside, inside, outside, above, below, between, on, over, under, near, far, forward, backward, top, middle, bottom, left, right)
Make direct and indirect comparisons between objects (such as recognize which is shorter, longer, taller, lighter, heavier, or holds more).