Education Technology

Naming Polygons

Published on 02/17/2006

Activity Overview

Students will identify polygons and learn the names of polygons based on the number of sides.

Before the Activity

Using the handout as a guide, explain the definition of a polygon and have students draw examples of figures that are polygons and are not polygons.
Students should be able to identify the characteristics that confirm that a figure is a polygon. Students need to study and learn the names of polygons based on the number of sides.

During the Activity

Give the LearningCheck™ quiz on naming polygons.
If you do not have LearningCheck Software, download it from LearningCheck
Review the correct answers afterwards with the class using the Class Analysis application.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary