Naming Polygons

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ExplorationGRADES 4-5


Name polygons by the number of sides. Distinguish quadrilaterals based on properties of their sides or angles; relate quadrilaterals based upon their hierarchical attributes.

Naming Polygons

Explore the connection between the name and number of sides of a polygon in this activity.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

What connection do you notice between the root word in the polygon names and the number of sides?

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Open-ended question 2

A tricycle has 3 wheels and a triangle has 3 sides. What other words in everyday life use prefixes with a number meaning?

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