Polygons

A polygon is a plane shape with straight sides.

Polygons are 2 dimensional shapes.

Polygons are made of straight lines.

A polygon’s shape is “closed”, all the lines connect up.

This is a polygon because all sides are straight.

This is not a polygon because it has a curve.

This is not a polygon because the lines are open, not closed.

Polygon comes from the Greek language.

poly- means “many” and -gon means “angle”.

polygon = many angles

triangle

square

pentagon

hexagon

heptagon

octagon

nonagon

decagon

Names of some polygons.

polygon

not polygon

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