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Polygon or Not: This Is the Question

In this game, students will quickly decide whether a geometrical figure is a polygon or not a polygon.

Definition

A polygon is a closed figure, formed by segments, and its sides do not cross.

Examples:mples

The following figures are polygons.

triangle trapezoid rhombus octagon

 

The following figures are not polygons because they are not formed by segments.

circle

The following figures are not polygons because they are not closed.

The following figure is not a polygon because its sides cross in the middle.

Can you tell now if a figure is a polygon or not? Play the game at the top of this page, and try to get as many points as possible.

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