Common Core Math Vocabulary
Rectangle - Definition with Examples
What is a rectangle?
A rectangle is a quadrilateral.
We can find the shape of a rectangle in a sofa, a chalkboard and a book, around us.
Properties of a Rectangle:
- A rectangle has 4 sides and 4 vertices.
- Opposite sides of a rectangle are parallel and equal in length.
- All interior angles are equal and right angles.
- The sum of the all the interior angles is 360°.
Here is the shape of a rectangle,
With sides - one, two, three and four.
Two are short and, two are long.
Can you find it in the front door?
Let's do it!
Ask your children to observe/spot things in which they can see the shape of a rectangle, such as a bar of chocolate, an envelope, or a chest of drawers.
You can further ask them to make a ‘shapes scrapbook’ and have them draw or paste picture of things rectangular in shape in it.
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