### All Common Core: 1st Grade Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape a rectangle?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has sides

Because it has equal sides

Because it has sides, and the opposite sides equal each other

Because it is bigger than a square

Because its color is blue

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides, and the opposite sides equal each other

A rectangle has sides, and the opposite sides have to be equal.

### Example Question #2 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape a circle?

**Possible Answers:**

Beacause it has 4 sides

Because it is a round, closed shape

Because it is small

Because its color is blue

Because it is a flat shape

**Correct answer:**

Because it is a round, closed shape

A circle is a round shape, with no sides or edges.

### Example Question #3 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape an octagon?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has sides

Because it has sides

Because it looks like a stop sign

Because it has sides

Because it is blue

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides

An octagon has sides.

### Example Question #4 : Defining Versus Non Defining Attributes: Ccss.Math.Content.1.G.A.1

Why is this shape a heptagon?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has sides

Because it has sides

Because it has sides

Because its blue

Because it is an open shape

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides

A heptagon has sides.

### Example Question #4 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape a hexagon?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has sides

Because it is blue

Because it has sides

Because it has sides

Because it has more sides than a pentagon

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides

A hexagon has sides.

### Example Question #5 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape a pentagon?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has more sides than a square

Because it has sides

Becuase it has sides

Because it is blue

Because it has sides

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides

A pentagon has sides.

### Example Question #6 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape a trapezoid?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has equal sides

Because it looks like a roof

Because it has sides

Because it has sides and one set of parallel lines

Because it is blue

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides and one set of parallel lines

A trapezoid has sides, and only one set of parallel lines.

### Example Question #7 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape NOT a square?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it does not have sides

Because it is flat

Because it does not have sides

Because it does not have equal sides

Because it is blue

**Correct answer:**

Because it does not have equal sides

A square has to have equal sides, and this shape does not have equal sides.

### Example Question #9 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape NOT a circle?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it has sides

Because it is flat

Because it has sides

Because it is an open shape

Because it is blue

**Correct answer:**

Because it has sides

A circle does not have sides, and this shape has sides.

### Example Question #8 : Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

Why is this shape NOT a triangle?

**Possible Answers:**

Because it is flat

Because it is not a closed shape

Because it does have sides

Because it is blue

Because it does not have sides

**Correct answer:**

Because it does not have sides

A triangle has sides, and this shape has .

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