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Polygons - 2D shapes with straight sides


Only 2D shapes with straight sides are invited to the polygon party!!



Quadrilaterals have 4 sides and their internal angles add up to 360°.

Square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, kite and trapezium are all quadrilaterals.



Triangles have 3 sides. Their internal angles add up to 180°.


Irregular polygons

Irregular polygons have sides of different lengths and angles.

Regular polygons

There are names for other shapes with sides of the same length.

These include pentagon which has 5 sides, hexagon has 6, heptagon has 7, and octagon has 8 sides.


Watch the video below to find out more...


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2D Shapes Explained

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