4th Grade - Parallel And Perpendicular Lines

 
     
 
     
 
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4th
Shapes and Geometry
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Identify lines that are parallel and perpendicular
Name different types of lines, and understand line relationships (parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines).
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Write the name of the figure below: ________________ (line)

(2)

Write the name of the figure below: _________________ (ray)

(3)

What is the relationship of the lines: __________________ (parallel lines)

(4)

What is the relationship of the lines: ________________ (perpendicular lines)

(5)

Identify the lines in the figure below: _________________ (parallel lines)



Learning Tips

(1)

Types of lines

Line- a straight path of points that is endless in both directions. It has no endpoints.

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Line Segment- part of a line. It has two endpoint

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Ray- Part of a line. It has one endpoint and is endless in the other direction.

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(2)

Line relationships

Intersecting lines- lines that cross each other


Perpendicular lines- lines that intersect to form four right angles


Parallel lines- lines in a figure that never intersect, but are across from one another

(3)

Identify Lines in Pictures

Cut out various pictures from magazines, newspapers, etc. and have the child identify line relationships that they see in the item. (For example, lined notebook paper has parallel lines or opened scissors has intersecting lines).


They can move the pictures on a categorizing chart for the types of lines and paste them in the correct category.

(4)

Draw lines

Allow child to draw lines on paper and label them. Let them explore and have fun!


Materials: construction paper, ruler, markers, pencils, crayons

(5)

Make a connection with lines and maps

Look at a map (www.googlemaps.com ; type in directions of 2 local locations; see map of streets).

Ask your child about the different streets: Are (name streets) parallel? Find two streets that are perpendicular? How many streets have intersecting lines?

You can also go outside and identify the line relationships street have in your neighborhood.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Identify the geometry term: _______________ (line)

(2)

Identify the geometry term: ________________ (line segment)

(3)

Identify the geometry term: ________________ (ray)

(4)

Identify the geometry term: _______________ (point)

(5)

Identify the geometry term: ____________________ (Intersecting lines)



(6)

Identify the geometry term: ___________________ (perpendicular and intersecting lines)


(7)

Identify the geometry term: ___________________ (parallel lines)

(8)

Use the figure below to answer the question:



Identify a ray in the figure: ____________________ (ray AC)



(9)

Use the figure below to answer the question:


Identify a line in the figure: ______________ (Lines BG; EG; CH; )









(10)

Use the figure below to answer the question

Identify intersecting lines in the figure: __________________ (Lines CH & BG; CH & EG; AC & BG; AC & CH)

(11)

Use the figure below to answer the question:

Identify the line segment in the figure: __________________ (line segment DF)












(12)

Use the figure below to answer the question:

Identify a point in the figure: _______________ (Choice of Points A-H)

(13)

Use the figure below to answer the question

Identify perpendicular lines in the figure: _______________________ (Lines BG & CH)















(14)

Use the figure below to answer the question:

Identify the parallel lines in the figure: ____________________ (lines AC & EG)

(15)

Use the figure below to answer the question:

How many lines intersect in the figure _________________ ( 6 lines)

(16)

Lines that cross each other are called _______________.


(intersecting lines)

(17)

Lines that never intersect are called ______________.


(parallel lines)

(18)

Lines that intersect and form four right angles are called ____________.


(perpendicular lines)

(19)

What is the difference between a line and a line segment?

_____________________________________________


_____________________________________________


(20)

What best describes a ray?

  1. it has two end points

  2. it has one endpoint, and is endless in the other direction

  3. it has no endpoints


[(b) it has one endpoint, and is endless in the other direction]

(21)

What best describes a line segment?

  1. it has two endless points

  2. it intersects in the middle

  3. it has two endpoints


[(c) it has two endpoints]


(22)

What best describes a line?

  1. it has no endpoints

  2. it has two endpoints

  3. it curves at the end


[(a) it has no endpoints]

(23)

What types of lines are in the letter below:



  1. perpendicular lines

  2. intersecting lines

  3. parallel lines


(24)

What types of lines are in the rectangle below:

































  1. perpendicular lines

  2. intersecting lines

  3. parallel lines

  4. all of the above


[(d) all of the above]


(25)

What types of lines are in the figure below:


  1. parallel lines

  2. perpendicular lines

  3. intersecting lines

 

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