Quadrilateral Web Quest


 In this web quest, you will learn more about quadrilaterals and their attributes. Watch the video below to get started!



Your task: Create a video, book, game, song, or other project to demonstrate your knowledge of quadrilaterals.  Use your creativity to show your understanding and share it with others.


Part 1: Vocabulary

Use the link below to define the vocabulary words on your sheet. Write the definition in your own words and draw a picture for each definition. 

http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/qr/qr.html (math dictionary link)

https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:5387a686-0b42-3d7a-a2d0-90ee90b495dc (vocabulary sheet)


Part 2: Classifying Quadrilaterals

All four-sided polygons are quadrilaterals. Many quadrilaterals have more specific names based on their attributes and can belong to more than more than one sub-category. You must discover the attributes and classify the quadrilaterals into all of their subcategories (if they have any). Questions to think about:

Is a square a rectangle?

Is a rectangle a square?

How are a square and rhombus alike? How are they different? 

And so on!

1. Watch  the video on quadrilaterals. 

2. Go to your student packet to the "Naming Quadrilaterals" pages.  Each page has 3 shapes drawn on it.  These three shapes all fit into one subcategory of quadrilaterals.  Measure the sides of the quadrilaterals in inches.  Record what you measure.  At the bottom of the page, list as many attributes that the 3 shapes have in common as you can.  Look at your definitions page to write the specific name of the quadrilateral at the top of the page.  Do this for all 5 pages.  Partner with another student to check your work and to see if you agree on the attributes and name for each group. https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:c667cc52-4d92-3b70-b22a-a5abe6092c53

3. Get a set of quadrilateral sorting cards from Ms. Rodriguez. Sort the quadrilaterals into the following categories: quadrilateral that doesn't belong to a group, parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombuses, rectangles and squares. Use the "Quadrilateral Sort Recording Sheet" to record your answers. if you had shapes that belonged to more than one group, record it in all the categories it belongs in. 

4. Using the "Quadrilateral Attributes" chart, decide which characteristics are always true. Write yes under the shape for those attributes. If the attribute is sometimes or never true, write no under the shape. 


5. If you did not listen to the quadrilateral song on the introduction page, listen to it now. https://numberock.com/lessons/quadrilaterals/

6. Complete your task! Create a PowerPoint, Sway, Flipgrid, book, game, song, or other project to demonstrate your knowledge of quadrilaterals.  Use your creativity to show your understanding and share it with your classmates. Look under the evaluation tab for the requirements and how you will be assessed. 


You have gathered much knowledge about geometry and the world around you.  You have learned about the attributes of quadrilaterals and how to sort and classify them.  Now it's your turn to teach others about quadrilaterals.  Think creatively!  You can write a book, make a video or movie, create a PowerPoint or Sway, compose a song, make a game, etc.  Use your imagination to create something that could teach someone else some of what you learned about quadrilaterals.  Your final project should include:

  • at least 10 vocabulary words from your list (including all of the quadrilaterals)
  • use of technology 
  • drawings, pictures, or models
  • an answer to the question- "How many names does a square have?"
  • a short reflection of the WebQuest and your project (last page in the student packet)



# 1 2 3 4 Score
Use at least 10 vocabulary words Less than 10 words 10 words 10-12 words More than 12 words 4
Used technology No use of technology Minimal use of technology Used technology to enhance the project Used several different types of technology to enhance the project 4
Use drawings, pictures, or models No drawings, pictures, or models Used some drawings, pictures, or models Drawings, pictures, or models were accurate and helped in the understanding of the vocabulary Use a variety, of drawings, pictures, or models that were accurate and helped in the understanding of the vocabulary 4
Answer the question "How many names does a square have?" Not included Answers the question, but is missing a name and does not include an explanation Answers the question, has all of the names, and has an explanation Answers the question, has all of the names, and has a detailed explanation 4

Total Score: 16


You have completed your Webquest! I hope you have a better understanding of quadrilaterals and how to classify them. If you enjoyed learning about quadrilaterals, check out the game below!



Teacher Page

Topic: Geometry/Quadrilaterals

Standard: MA.3.GR.1.2: Identify and draw quadrilaterals based on their defining attributes. Quadrilaterals include parallelograms, rhombi, rectangles, squares and trapezoids.

Grade level: 3

ELL: Provide students with quadrilateral manipulatives so they can visualize. Allow students to work with a partner. Use quadrilateral anchor chart for a reference. 



Geometry vocabulary sheet: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:5387a686-0b42-3d7a-a2d0-90ee90b495dc

Math online dictionary :http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/qr/qr.html

Naming Quadrilaterals: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:c667cc52-4d92-3b70-b22a-a5abe6092c53

Quadrilateral Sort Recording Sheet: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3008b4a5-5eef-30c5-91f4-c48939fa0314

Quadrilateral Sorting Cards: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:efddff08-ea90-399c-8eb4-5a8b4831a386


Quadrilateral Attributes Chart https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a674a614-1545-32ac-b1a2-2fa3c57b23e9