Introduction to Polygons

How did polygons get their name? A brief video in the Socratica Geometry series explains the naming convention for polygons. Of course, this occurs after defining the term polygon.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video at appropriate times to have scholars answer the questions before watching solutions
  • Have the class create graphic organizers or tables distinguishing between figures that are polygons and those that are not
Classroom Considerations

  • It is helpful if learners have knowledge of prefixes, such as octa- and deca-

  • Thorough explanations help with understanding

  • Not likely to hold viewer interest