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Introducing Polygons

About the Introducing Polygons Lesson

Summary
This lesson assumes knowledge of basic shapes. It builds on this knowledge by identifying and naming a number of the more common polygons.

Objectives
• to show that polygons are named for the number of angles in the figure;

• to help the children identify the more common polygons by name;

• to have the children demonstrate their understanding by drawing polygons on a grid.

Suggested Grades
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

Excerpt
Today we are going to meet the polygons. What is a polygon?

The word polygon is made up of two Greek words:

? poly, meaning many;
? gonia, meaning angle.

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