Naming Polygons

Category:ExplorationGR. 4-5
Skill:Name polygons by the number of sides. Distinguish quadrilaterals based on properties of their sides or angles; relate quadrilaterals based upon their hierarchical attributes.
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.

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

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