### All MAP 3rd Grade Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Geometry

The shape below can be categorized as a ____________.

**Possible Answers:**

quadrilateral

rhombus

square

rectangle

**Correct answer:**

quadrilateral

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 ____________.

**Possible Answers:**

trapezoid and a parallelogram

trapezoid and a quadrilateral

parallelogram and a square

trapezoid and a square

**Correct answer:**

trapezoid and a quadrilateral

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 ____________.

**Possible Answers:**

rectangle, parallelogram, and quadrilateral

rectangle, square, and quadrilateral

rectangle, parallelogram, and rhombus

rectangle, parallelogram, and triangle

**Correct answer:**

rectangle, parallelogram, and quadrilateral

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