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Polygon People

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

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This is level 3: slightly more obscure geometrical shapes. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 6 names correct.

Polygon Person

Hat:

Correct Wrong

Head:

Correct Wrong

Neck:

Correct Wrong

Body:

Correct Wrong

Arm:

Correct Wrong

Shorts:

Correct Wrong

Leg:

Correct Wrong
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This is Polygon People level 3. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2

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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Level 1 - Basic shapes everyone should know.

Level 2 - Geometrical shapes.

Level 3 - Slightly more obscure geometrical shapes.

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

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Polygons

SidesName
3Triangle
4Quadrilateral*
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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