MAP 3rd Grade Math : Geometry

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for MAP 3rd Grade Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________. 

Quad

Possible Answers:

rectangle

square

quadrilateral 

rhombus

Correct answer:

quadrilateral 

Explanation:

This shape is a quadrilateral because it has  sides, and by definition a -sided shape is a quadrilateral. 

This shape cannot be a square because it does not have  equal side lengths. 

This shape cannot be a rectangle because its opposite sides are not equal in length, nor are the angles all s.

This shape cannot be a rhombus because it does not have opposite, parallel sides and angles, nor does it have equal side lengths. 

Example Question #2 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________. 

Trap

Possible Answers:

trapezoid and a quadrilateral 

 

trapezoid and a square 

trapezoid and a parallelogram 

parallelogram and a square

Correct answer:

trapezoid and a quadrilateral 

 

Explanation:

This shape is both a trapezoid and quadrilateral. This shape is a trapezoid because a trapezoid only has one set of parallel sides, which in this case is the top and the base lines. This shape is also a quadrilateral because it has  sides, and a quadrilateral is any -sided figure. 

This shape is not a parallelogram because a parallelogram has two sets of parallel sides, and this shape only has one. 

This shape is not a rhombus because a rhombus has to have  equal sides, or opposite equal acute angles, and this shape does not have  equal sides, nor are the opposite angles equal or acute. The two top angles are obtuse angles. 

Example Question #3 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________. 

Rect

Possible Answers:

rectangle, parallelogram, and quadrilateral 

rectangle, parallelogram, and triangle 

rectangle, square, and quadrilateral 

rectangle, parallelogram, and rhombus  

Correct answer:

rectangle, parallelogram, and quadrilateral 

Explanation:

This shape is a rectangle because a rectangle has to have all  angles, and a this shape has all  angles. But, a rectangle is also a quadrilateral and a parallelogram. 

A rectangle can be categorized as a quadrilateral because by definition a quadrilateral is a -sided figure, and a rectangle has  sides. 

A rectangle can be categorized as a parallelogram because a parallelogram has to have  sides with opposite sides being parallel, and a rectangle has  sides with opposite sides being parallel. 

This shape can't be categorized has a square or a rhombus because a square and a rhombus both have to have  equal sides. Also, this shape can't be categorized as a triangle because a triangle only has  sides. Also, this shape 

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