This applet is designed to familiarize elementary school pupils with names of polygons. It can also be used to acquaint students with Greek root words that denote numbers; for example, tri means three, quad means four, penta means five and so on. Further, the applet can be used as an exercise for pupils in finding the perimeter of regular polygons.

To use this applet, teachers can directly give the students the applet or point them to this link.

This material may be downloaded upon sending a request e-mail to jacq.agimat@gmail.com. Sample Questions

What is the name of the polygon with seven sides?

How many sides does a nonagon have?

What is the perimeter of the polygon with 6 sides?

What is the side length of a pentagon with perimeter 20 units?

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