# 5th Grade Geometry Study Guide

A large portion of your 5th grade geometry studies will likely involve plotting points on graphs in preparation for algebra in later grades. If you're feeling anxious about an upcoming geometry exam, you can review the information you've learned by creating a study guide. You can start by actively taking notes from the beginning of each geometry unit until exam day.

## How Can I Make a 5th Grade Geometry Study Guide?

Study guides can be useful tools because they take all the information you've learned in a unit and organize it so it's easy for you to review. Don't ask someone else to produce a study guide for you because the process of making your own will give you a chance to go over the material in depth. Below are some tips for creating a study guide.

1. Make sure your study guide is organized. Use an outline format to denote categories and subcategories. This will help you sort through the information quickly and easily.
2. Include important information from your notes. If your teacher emphasized something in class, be sure to include it in your study guide because it probably will be on your test. Include example problems as well.
3. Create supplemental study materials. For vocabulary words and formulas, flashcards can be helpful. Another way to test yourself is to fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise, then reopen it and write a prompt on one side of the fold and the answer on the other. When you study, fold the paper and only look at one side at a time.

## Sample Study Guide

### Vocabulary

Axes
The lines that divide a coordinate graph into quadrants. The horizontal line is the x-axis, and the vertical line is the y-axis.
Coordinates
An ordered pair of numbers on a graph. Coordinates look like this: (x, y). The first number indicates the x-coordinate, and the second number indicates the y-coordinate.
Origin
Where the axes intersect. The coordinate for the origin is (0,0).

### Graphing

Draw a graph with an x-axis and y-axis. Plot the following coordinates:

1. (4, 0)
2. (5, 12)
3. (15, 3)

### Practice Problem

It takes Tim one hour to wash two cars. Graph how many cars Tim will wash over the course of five hours. Label the x-axis as the number of hours and the y-axis as the number of cars.

Your graph should have five points (be sure to label each). The coordinates should be: (1, 2), (2, 4), (3, 6), (4, 8) and (5, 10).

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