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MEAP Preparation - Grade 6 Mathematics
4.17 Polygons

Polygons:
  • A simple closed figure bound by line segments is called a polygon.
  • They are two dimensional figures.
  • The line segments by which a polygon is bound are called its sides.
  • The sides do not cross each other and exactly two sides meet at every vertex.
  • Polygons with three sides are called triangles.
  • Polygons with four sides are called quadrilaterals.
  • A quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel and equal sides is called a parallelogram.
  • A parallelogram with 4 right angles and 4 sides equal is a square.
  • A parallelogram with 4 right angles and 2 pairs of equal sides is a rectangle.
  • A quadrilateral with only 1 pair of parallel sides is called trapezoid.
  • The diagonals of a parallelogram are not equal.
  • A polygon that has 5 sides is a pentagon.
  • A polygon that has 6 sides is a hexagon.
  • A solid formed by plane figures is a polyhedron.
  • Cube is an example of a polyhedron.

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also draw at least five shapes that are polygons and shapes that are not polygons.
Q 1: A cube has ______ lines
8
10
9
12

Q 2: A regular polygon has sides of equal length and angles of equal measure
true
false

Q 3: The number of blocks in a 6 x 5 x 7 rectangular prism is
18
210
30
35

Q 4: A quadrilateral has ______________ sides
10
9
7
4

Q 5: There are __________ sides on a STOP sign
7
4
6
8

Q 6: A shape with four equal sides is called a
rectangle
pentagon
square
circle

Q 7: A quadrilateral which has 4 sides that are all the same measurement is a
square
triangle
rectangle

Q 8: A cube has
6 corners
8 corners
9 corners
7 corners

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