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(New page: Polygons show up everywhere in the world around us. Below we will look at several shapes and identify what polygon it is. 1. '''Road Signs''' - If you are or have been studying for your d...)
 
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b. The Yield Sign is a triangle, but what kind? Circle yes or no: <br>
 
b. The Yield Sign is a triangle, but what kind? Circle yes or no: <br>
Is it an acute triangle?    yes    no    
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Is it an acute triangle?    yes    no     <br>
Is it a right triangle?      yes    no        
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Is it a right triangle?      yes    no         <br>
Is it an obtuse triangle?    yes    no  
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Is it an obtuse triangle?    yes    no <br>
Is it an equilateral triangle?      yes    no
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Is it an equilateral triangle?      yes    no   <br>
  
 
c. What kind of polygon is the children crossing sign? ______________________________________
 
c. What kind of polygon is the children crossing sign? ______________________________________
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2. Here are 3 different roadsigns. What kind of polygons are they?
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[[Image:Funny road sign.jpg|200px]]
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3. '''Tiles''' - Another place where we see a lot of polygons is in tile work. <br>
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[[Image:Wuppertal Vohwinkel - Rathaus 07.jpg|200px]]  [[Image:Sydney-tiles.jpg|200px]]
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What kind of polygons do you see here? You should be able to identify at least 3 different kinds.
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4. Fence work - Some wire fences have patterns that are shaped like polygons.
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[[Image:Grillage.jpg]]
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What polygons do you see in the fences drawn here? There should be at least 4!
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Revision as of 16:43, 7 January 2009

Polygons show up everywhere in the world around us. Below we will look at several shapes and identify what polygon it is.

1. Road Signs - If you are or have been studying for your drivers license these may look familiar. What polygon shapes are these signs?

Stop-polygon.jpg Yield sign.jpg Child-crossing.jpg

a. The stop sign is an ___ -gon, also known as an ____________________

b. The Yield Sign is a triangle, but what kind? Circle yes or no:
Is it an acute triangle? yes no
Is it a right triangle? yes no
Is it an obtuse triangle? yes no
Is it an equilateral triangle? yes no

c. What kind of polygon is the children crossing sign? ______________________________________


2. Here are 3 different roadsigns. What kind of polygons are they?

Funny road sign.jpg


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3. Tiles - Another place where we see a lot of polygons is in tile work.

Wuppertal Vohwinkel - Rathaus 07.jpg Sydney-tiles.jpg

What kind of polygons do you see here? You should be able to identify at least 3 different kinds.


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4. Fence work - Some wire fences have patterns that are shaped like polygons. Grillage.jpg

What polygons do you see in the fences drawn here? There should be at least 4!


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