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Using Shapes and Measures to Describe Objects

HSG-MG.A.1
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Modeling Geometry - HSG-MG.A.1

How to Use Shapes and Measures to Describe Objects - Shapes are all around us. We can see shapes in all objects, and there are uncountable shapes. These geometric objects are quite fun to play and learn with! One such activity is to learn how to measures and shapes to describe objects. But how? Let's take a look at it! Take an example; let's say you need to draw a tree trunk. Using geometric techniques and shapes, drawing and describing it gets easier. Just draw a cylinder! And the cylinder will look similar to the tree trunk. Here's another one; for drawing a stop sign, the geometric shape you can use is an octagon. Now, tell us how you can describe a traffic light? Yes, you are right! It has a rectangle and three circles!

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

This is actually applied geometry that you will even find at the college level.

  • Homework 1 - This butterfly has total 2 circles and 4 ovals 5 rectangles 2 on body and 2 circles on front and 4 ovals on wings, 5 rectangles on back.
  • Homework 2 - This toy train has 3 circles, 5 rectangles and 1 triangle.
  • Homework 3 - We see 4 rectangles and 4 circles in this bus, but when roughly measured, all the sides are not equal.



Practice Worksheets

You might need to stare at these images for a while.

  • Practice 1 - Name 2 geometric shapes that can clearly be seen in this washing machine.
  • Practice 2 - You can find a rectangle in a lot of these.
  • Practice 3 - That hat is called a mortar board.



Math Skill Quizzes

Applied mechanics students wrote in and said that they can see over 200 shapes in each image? I'm still waiting for their explanation on that one.

  • Quiz 1 - What do you see in an: eraser, ice cream, guitar, and compass.
  • Quiz 2 - Some really unique choices here.
  • Quiz 3 - The sun shapes are classics.