Common Core Math Vocabulary

Square - Definition with Examples

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What is a square? 
A square is closed, two-dimensional shape with 4 equal sides.

A square is a quadrilateral

square shape

We can find the shape of a square in a game board or chess board, a wall clock and in a slice of bread, around us. 

Square shape things around us real life example


Properties of a Square:

  • A square has 4 sides and 4 vertices.
  • All the sides of a square are equal in length.
  • All interior angles are equal and right angles.
  • The sum of the all the interior angles is 360°.


Square Shape Properties of sides, vertices, angles and sum of angles

 Fun Facts

  • Square Shape Properties of sides, vertices, angles and sum of angles.
  • A square is also a type of a polygon.

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Here is the shape of a square,
You may find it in a chair.
All its sides are the same,
Also find it in a photo frame!

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Ask your children to observe/spot things in which they can see the shape of a square, such as a cracker, a sandwich, or a fly swatter.  
You can further ask them to make a ‘shapes scrapbook’ and have them draw or paste picture of things that are square shaped, in it.

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