What is Geometry?
Geometry is the mathematical study of figures and shapes. Let’s find out the difference between figures and shapes, define angles and of course, play and learn how angles form polygons–closed, straight sided figures.
Figures vs. Shapes
A geometric figure is the entire object, while a shape is the outer form of the object.
Where do angles fit in?
After studying the following information about angles, use the Math is Fun drawing pad
to practice drawing a five-pointed star using the dot-to-dot method. Then draw a pentagon–a closed figure with five straight sides. Add a triangle (three sided polygon) on each of the five sides–what do you think of your star design now?
|Science For Every Kid: Geometry|