Academic Standard

Geometry and Measurement
Tennessee Diploma Project
Grade range: 
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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
Understand and use the properties of lines, segments, angles, polygons, and circles.
Understand and use measures of length, area, capacity, and weight.
Solve problems that involve estimating and measuring length, area, capacity and weight.
Understand the representation of location and movement within the first quadrant of a coordinate system.
Check For Understanding
Identify the basic parts of circles.
Understand the definition of degree as it relates to the circle.
Classify angles and triangles as obtuse, acute, or right.
Measure and draw angles.
Determine if a figure is a polygon.
Recognize the use of decimals in metric measures.
Measure liquids using both standard units and metric units.
Recognize that a measure of area represents the total number of same-sized units /that cover the shape without gaps or overlaps.
Recognize that area does not change when 2-dimensional figures are cut apart and rearranged.
Connect area measure to multiplication using a rectangular area model.
Estimate areas of rectangles in square inches and square centimeters.
Estimate the size of an object with respect to a given measurement attribute (length, perimeter, area, or capacity).
Compare objects with respect to a given attribute such as length, area, and capacity.
Explain how the components of a coordinate system are used to determine location.
Explore properties of paths between points.
Examine transformations in the coordinate plane.
Predict the results of a transformation of a geometric shape.
Determine whether a geometric shape has line and/or rotational symmetry.
Design and analyze simple tilings and tessellations.
Draw lines of symmetry in 2-dimensional figures.
Recognize two-dimensional faces of three-dimensional shapes.
State Performance Indicator
Classify lines and line segments as parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting.
Graph and interpret points with whole number or letter coordinates on grids or in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.
Construct geometric figures with vertices at points on a coordinate grid.
Identify acute, obtuse, and right angles in 2-dimensional shapes.
Identify attributes of simple and compound figures composed of 2- and 3- dimensional shapes.
Determine situations in which a highly accurate measurement is important.
Determine appropriate size of unit of measurement in problem situations involving length, capacity or weight.
Convert measurements within a single system that are common in daily life (e.g., hours and minutes, inches and feet, centimeters and meters, quarts and gallons,
Solve problems involving area and/or perimeter of rectangular figures.
Identify images resulting from reflections, translations, or rotations.