# Polygon People

## Name the polygons and other geometrical shapes that make up the Polygon People.

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This is level 1: basic shapes everyone should know. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 4 names correct.

 Hat: Head: Body: Arm: Kilt: Leg: Foot:
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## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Basic shapes everyone should know.

Level 2 - Geometrical shapes.

Level 3 - Slightly more obscure geometrical shapes.

## Related Activities

#### Polygons

Name the polygons and show the number of lines and order of rotational symmetry.

Transum.org/go/?to=polygons

#### Polygon Pieces

Arrange the nine pieces of the puzzle on the grid to make the given polygon.

Transum.org/go/?to=pieces

#### Polygon Properties

Connect the names of the polygons with all of their properties.

Transum.org/go/?to=polygonproperties

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## Polygons

SidesName
3Triangle
5Pentagon
6Hexagon
7Heptagon
8Octagon
9Nonagon
10Decagon
11Undecagon
12Dodecagon

*Common quadrilaterals have special names such as square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium and kite.

Other shapes used in the people pictures are a circle and a semicircle. These shapes are not polygons because they do not have straight sides.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the shapes to see if you are naming them correctly.

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