So, let’s review what we learned about shapes back when we were in grade school. The rectangle, like the one you see above, consists of two sets of parallel sides (AB || CD and AC || BD) and all the interior angles (A, B, C, and D) are 90°. AB = CD and AC = BD. If all four sides are of equal length, you have a square.

If a figure has two sets of parallel sides but the angles are not equal to 90°, you have a parallelogram.

And if all four sides of your parallelogram are equal, you have a rhombus.

If you have a four-sided figure where two of the sides are equal, that’s a trapezoid.

All of these figures are called quadrilaterals (from the Latin meaning "four sides") as are figures like this one:

There will be a test later on this material. Pray for a fire drill.

Dude, do you know how long its been since I took Algebra and FAILED MISERABLY! All that stuff was all greek to me and I just couldn’t catch on. 😦 Just sounds like another language to me. Sorry! DAM YOUR SMART! What is it you DON’T KNOW?????

What a shapely post. I feel like such a square with my punny comment. I’ll have to circle back another day to think of something better to say. Gotta level the plane by stopping now.

What a fun post! Brought back wonderful memories. After shapes I was kinda of always catching up to understand next level math. Grammar school is about my speed. lol

Geometric shapes are so fun! I can never remember what they are called, though. I’ve always loved the reassuring perfection of circles, triangles & squares, but all shapes are fun and thought-provoking. I wonder what our favorite shapes say about us…I’m sure that there is a quiz for that somewhere. 🙂 Thanks for the refresher! https://atozwriting.blogspot.com/

Math was NEVER my thing, and I never made above a C once we moved out of the basic four operations. I can identify the shapes well enough, but figuring out angles – well, I can probably do that, too. But once we reach algebra, and letters get added to the math, I’ll be praying for that fire drill, for real.

“Pray for a fire drill?” I’ve got a lighter and I ain’t afraid to hold it up to the nearest sprinkler! 😛 Interesting walk through some admittedly difficult concepts (for me. Hello. I’m math(s) challenged!) 🙂

Ha ha. we’ve been doing a lot of number puzzles this week, more algebra based but still fun. Will be interested to see what words you come up with for the tricky letters.

Just a few days ago I was doing a crossword puzzle and one of the hints was “four sided figure.” I was stumped. I had to look it up. The answer was RHOMBUS. If I read your post before I did the puzzle I would have nailed it!

I knew all those words, but had forgotten exactly what each meant. I’ve always liked the word rhombus. personally.
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Fun with shapes.

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I can’t promise drawings on those… thanks for stopping by!

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Dude, do you know how long its been since I took Algebra and FAILED MISERABLY! All that stuff was all greek to me and I just couldn’t catch on. 😦 Just sounds like another language to me. Sorry! DAM YOUR SMART! What is it you DON’T KNOW?????

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Algebra diden’t give me trouble. Geometry, on the other, completely baffled me.

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What a shapely post. I feel like such a square with my punny comment. I’ll have to circle back another day to think of something better to say. Gotta level the plane by stopping now.

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Nothing I can add to that…

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Those are very inneresting shapes and now I know their names. I learn something every time I visit.

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See? Not just entertaining but informative…

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What a fun post! Brought back wonderful memories. After shapes I was kinda of always catching up to understand next level math. Grammar school is about my speed. lol

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I was a math major my first year or so in college, then real analysis ended that. Geometry was a total mystery to m, oddly enough…

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Well done. I don’t think I could pass the test 🙂

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Don’t sell yourself short…

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Geometric shapes are so fun! I can never remember what they are called, though. I’ve always loved the reassuring perfection of circles, triangles & squares, but all shapes are fun and thought-provoking. I wonder what our favorite shapes say about us…I’m sure that there is a quiz for that somewhere. 🙂 Thanks for the refresher!

https://atozwriting.blogspot.com/

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I’ll leave it to you to find the quiz…

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As long as we don’t get the alphabet involved, I’m good with math. Otherwise… fire drill it is!

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I knew it was time to major in something other than math when it all stopped being about numbers…

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Here’s an image for the fire drill:

https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/art/template/c0a3a6f701c0507482639b24e9e0f461/fire-drill-safety-flyer-template#.Xogb5eRYbmQ

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Quite appropriate…

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The image yes, yet a lot of the time I’m more likely to be classed as inappropriate.

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Looks like a fun pasttime, trying to figure those puzzles out.

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I just drew the shapes. There’s no puzzle involved, unless you’d like to make one up.

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Those don’t take programming formulas to do?

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No, I just drew them freehand with Inkscape and they did all the figgerin’.

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Ah, ok.

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Math was NEVER my thing, and I never made above a C once we moved out of the basic four operations. I can identify the shapes well enough, but figuring out angles – well, I can probably do that, too. But once we reach algebra, and letters get added to the math, I’ll be praying for that fire drill, for real.

Kim

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Using a protractor helps with meauringangles.

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“Pray for a fire drill?” I’ve got a lighter and I ain’t afraid to hold it up to the nearest sprinkler! 😛 Interesting walk through some admittedly difficult concepts (for me. Hello. I’m math(s) challenged!) 🙂

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Geometry threw me. I knew what the figures were, though…

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Ha ha. we’ve been doing a lot of number puzzles this week, more algebra based but still fun. Will be interested to see what words you come up with for the tricky letters.

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I found that adding the “re-” prefix before the letter made even q, x, and Z simple.

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I agree with Tasha, I like the word rhombus but couldn’t have told you what it meant. Thanks for the info.

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Rhombus sounds like a dance, right?

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Just a few days ago I was doing a crossword puzzle and one of the hints was “four sided figure.” I was stumped. I had to look it up. The answer was RHOMBUS. If I read your post before I did the puzzle I would have nailed it!

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See, you have just held out a couple of days…

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Fascinating and stuff I’d forgotten about.

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So had I… I had to relearn it to write that. I couldn’t remember what figure was what name.

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With the diagrams, you just explained something to me I finally get..but I will still love that firedrill

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That was an example of a picture being worth a thousand words.

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I love math posts, John and my favorite ares of math was geometry. Thanks for the angled looks. I’m ready for the test.

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I was horrible in geometry. I think I owed points on the final.

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Geometry was the only time in school I finished with an average over 100. The teacher always included a bonus question and I always got that, too.

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A test!! Ok 😉 In French, a square is a “carré” (just because I don’t understand why your 3rd letter is R ;)) )

C is for Colour

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All of my words this year start with “re” followed by the letter of the day and the rest of the word., i.e. reAdy, reBate, reCtangle etc.

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So colourful 💜🌈

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Inkscape is a pretty handy graphics tool, once I figured out how to do what I needed.

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I am impressed 💜

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help, mind-blowing! glad i will be teaching pre-kindergarten math this morning. )

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I tried to keep it as simple as I could…

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I knew all those words, but had forgotten exactly what each meant. I’ve always liked the word rhombus. personally.

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“Help me, Rhombus, help help me, Rhombus…” I’m fond of quadrilateral, myself, and icosahedron (like a 20-sided die you use in role-playing games).

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