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Defining Characteristics of Polygons

SOL 4.12
The student will
a) define polygon; and
b) identify polygons with 10 or fewer sides.

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Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12a
Students need additional practice determining whether given
figures are polygons.
Use what you have learned about polygons to complete the table.

Is the
figure a
polygon?
If it is NOT
a polygon,
give one
reason
why.

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Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12a
Students need additional practice determining whether given
figures are polygons.
Use what you have learned about polygons to complete the table.

Is the
figure a yes yes no no yes no
polygon?
If it is NOT
Two sides The
a polygon, Possible answers: It is not
give one
are not sides
line a closed
reason have
why. segments. figure. curves.

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Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12a
Students need additional practice identifying images of
polygons.
1) Some of these figures are polygons and some are not
polygons. Sort all of these figures.
Polygons Not Polygons
Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12a
Students need additional practice identifying images of
polygons.
1) Some of these figures are polygons and some are not
polygons. Sort all of these figures.
Polygons Not Polygons

The polygons
have been
circled in red.
Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12b
Students need additional practice naming polygons with no
more than 10 sides.
Label each figure with the correct name. A name may be used more
than one time. You will not use every name.
Figure Nam
Decagon
Heptagon
Hexagon
Nonagon
Octagon
Pentagon
Quadrilateral

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Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12b
Students need additional practice naming polygons with no
more than 10 sides.
Label each figure with the correct name. A name may be used more
than one time. You will not use every name.
Figure Names
Decagon
Heptagon
Hexagon Quadrilateral
Decagon
Nonagon Hexagon
Octagon
Pentagon
Quadrilateral
Octagon Hexagon Pentagon
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Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12b
Students need additional practice defining and identifying
polygons through descriptions.

2) Which polygon has more than 3 sides and less than 7 sides?
a) Triangle
b) Octagon
c) Pentagon
d) Heptagon

3) Which statement about an octagon is true?


a) An octagon must have exactly eight congruent sides.
b) An octagon must have exactly eight angles.
c) An octagon must have exactly six congruent sides.
d) An octagon must have exactly six angles.
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Suggested Practice for SOL 4.12b
Students need additional practice defining and identifying
polygons through descriptions.

2) Which polygon has more than 3 sides and less than 7 sides?
a) Triangle
b) Octagon
c) Pentagon
d) Heptagon

3) Which statement about an octagon is true?


a) An octagon must have exactly eight congruent sides.
b) An octagon must have exactly eight angles.
c) An octagon must have exactly six congruent sides.
d) An octagon must have exactly six angles.
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