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 **tri**cycle has 3 wheels and a **tri**angle has 3 sides.
What other words in everyday life use prefixes with a number meaning?

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Prerequisite Resources

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