# Miya T - Classifying Shapes

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• So, Grandma I was wondering if you could help me study geometry because I was working on it in school and it was confusing.
• Sure sweetie, I will have enough time to help. But you have to wait until we leave this restaurant.
• Yes, a polygon is any closed figure that has 3 or more sides.﻿ The air vent and the "No!" sign are both examples of polygons.
• So Melody can you tell me what a polygon is, and where one is in this bus?
• Good job!﻿
• No!﻿
• A quadrilateral is a 4 sided polygon.﻿ Also an example would be the door.
• ﻿Excellent!
• ﻿Now this one will be tricky, what is a quadrilateral and where is one?
• What is a triangle?
• ﻿A 3 sided polygon that is a closed figure. They can further be classified as equilateral, isosceles, or scalene. Look at the examples I drew below.
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• The next day ﻿Melody had to match the shapes with it's category; quadrilateral, triangle,and polygon.
• ﻿Very good Melody!
• A rectangle which can be classified as a polygon or quadrilateral.
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• A parallelogram which can also be a polygon or a quadrilateral.
• A trapezoid, which can be a quadrilateral or a polygon.﻿
• ﻿ A      Melody
• (Just to see what Melody got!﻿)
• An isosceles triangle.
• It was a lot better today! My teacher, Ms.Alejandro was very impressed with my work! Thanks Grandma!
• ﻿So Melody you never told me how you did today during math?
• Good! Now it is getting late go to bed sweetie!﻿
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