Mammoth Memory

Polygon

Any shape made of straight edges/sides – many sides

Poly = many

Polly the parrots help you remember polygons

Polly the parrots were many and everywhere.

Gon = sides

Gone are his sideburns

Gone are the sideburns he’d had for years.

Example 1

Example 1 of polygons

All the above are examples of polygons.

 

Example 2

Example 2 of polygons shows a convex and concave polygon 

Polygons can be convex or concave.

 

Example 3

Example 3 of polygons shows 3 equilateral polygons

Polygons where all the sides are equal length are known as equilateral polygons.

 

Example 4

Example 4 of polygons shows 3 equiangular polygons

Polygons where all the internal angles are equal are known as equiangular polygons.

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