Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quizzical Quadrilaterals!

In our polygon unit we are learning about four-sided figures called


Quadrilateral just means "four sides"
(quad means four, lateral means side).
Any four-sided shape is a Quadrilateral.
But the sides have to be straight, and it has to be 2-dimensional.

Many people were confused about why some shapes have more than one name. Here are some interactive quadrilaterals to help you explore and learn more! 
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What is a trapezoid?

Here is an interactive trapezoid. 

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What is a parallelogram?

Here is an interactive parallelogram.

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What is a rectangle?

Here is an interactive rectangle.

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What is a rhombus?

Here is an interactive rhombus.

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What is a square?

Here is an interactive square.

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Choose a quadrilateral and describe 
its characteristics in your comment!

What quadrilaterals have you seen 
in your house or community? 
If you take a photo of a quadrilateral and write some 
text about it, you can submit it as a photo of the day!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Mrs. Ranney's class,

    A square is a very special polygon. It is a quadrilateral with four equal sides and four right angles. A square is a rectangle with equal sides. It is also a rhombus with right angles. I see squares everywhere in my house like some of the boxes that holds the toys my brother and I play with. Some books in my bedroom are square shaped as well.



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