Common Core Math Vocabulary
Polygon - Definition with Examples
What is a polygon?
In geometry, a polygon can be defined as a flat, two-dimensional closed shape
whose sides are straight. It does not have curved
Here are a few examples of polygons.
Polygons can be of two types:
Regular Polygons – Polygons that have equal sides and angles are regular polygons.
Here are a few examples of regular polygons.
Irregular Polygons – Polygons with unequal sides and angles are irregular polygons.
Here are a few examples of irregular polygons.
All Polygons are closed figures,
As count of sides gets bigger,
The names of polygons differ!
Let's do it!
Show you child pictures of different polygons. Ask them to count the number of sides they have and tell them its name. You can further explain how these polygons have been named basis the number of sides they have.
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